Jalakandeswarar Temple
Jalakandeswarar Temple
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Debapratim Chattopadhyay
Silvassa, India62 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Situated within the Vellore fort, the Jalakandeswara Temple is a must must visit. History buffs and art lovers will find this place mind blowing. The stone carvings on the temple, the main entry gate, the stone pillars are stunning. There are several temples inside the temple compound alongside the main Shiva shrine. However the most exquisite carvings can be found on the Mandapam at the entrance of the temple. Each and every statue, the intricate and detailed designs and carvings are praiseworthy. The mandapam is an amazing example of the ancient hindu art form which was flourised in this area.
Written January 31, 2020
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SSK_Smiles
Chennai (Madras), India30 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Clean Temple - Attraction is the sculptures including vimanas, pillars, etc. Near the Vellore Fort and heart of the city. Also nearby shopping centres and restaurants
Written February 26, 2015
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Aditya G
Bundanoon, Australia133 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
This temple is part of the much larger Vellore Fort which is readily accessible. Take your time and explore both structures and be impressed by what was built several hundred years ago well before modern construction technology, and by the relatively good condition that most of the structure remains in. Just watch out for the monkeys - they're good for a photo but they can be a little too bold and you don't want to get bitten or scratched by one, so don't get too close, and keep food and drink out of site or they'll want some - and they don't ask! Take your camera, as there's plenty to snap here. For a tiny fee, you can participate in temple rituals and gain access to the more sacred inner areas. Well worth a look.
Written February 9, 2015
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kcdebnath
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Aug 2019
Vellore is a reputed town in Tamil Nadu & it is an educational & a very noted medical hub, CMC Vellore. People from other parts of the country, particularly from the eastern part & also from the neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh assembled here for modern treatment .I have to go there once in a year. As Sunday, being the holiday & the OPD remains closed, I search things to do on holidays. One of the worth visiting places is the Jalakandeswarar Temple & I visited twice with my wife.Vellore is having a fort , very old . It is situated near the old bus stand. The temple is situated inside the fort & is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a very old temple.
The temple is a good example of Vijaynagaram Architecture & the style is very much of the South Indian Temple structure with a large, tall gopuram with beautiful carvings on the stone, a huge wooden gate, stone pillars. No crowd, very peaceful area. Visitors can enter inner courtyard through the wooden gate. We had darshan of a giant shiva linga with his consort Parvathi. Lord Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi & Lord Brahmma with mother Saraswati, all are of black stone. A huge stone idol of Lord Ganesha will attract the devotees. The temple is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India.
The temple was built during the reign of the Vijayanagaram king in (1540 - 1572 AD). The temple also has the statue of Sri Akhilandeshwari Amma, the consort of Jalakandeswara. We wonder at the architecture on the stone wall. The water used for bathing the deity (abishekam) is drawn from an ancient well called the Ganga Gouri Thirtam, within the temple.
There is a parking place near the temple inside the Vellore fort, no cloak room, no person to look after your shoes.
Written January 14, 2020
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VijayTawker
Bengaluru, India199 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
Had a very nice darshan of Lord Jalakandeswara. Big and spacious temple. Donation for Annadhanam starts from Rs.25/- and they promptly give an printed receipt on receiving the money. In today's cost of living this is nothing.
Written February 3, 2015
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Mathivanan V
Chennai (Madras), India116 contributions
Aug 2014 • Business
A temple inside Vellore fort,And take a walk around you get awed by the sculptures and the wonderful construction of the pre independence era.Located in the center of the city and please visit this place in the evening.Vellore city is very hot comparitively even in winter.Dont miss it if you are anywhere near Vellore
Written March 26, 2015
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Ankur Saxena
Bengaluru, India595 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Hello dear readers ...So apart from golden temple there are many other temples in Vellore the must visit temple is jalakandeswarar temple..this temple is situated inside Vellore fort itself...a must thing to visit if you are in Vellore fort...very artistically build and very big temple..it's Lord Shiva temple...very beautiful and well designed temple...so nice atmosphere best advice...please visit in evening time to enjoy a great view...with this you can even cover Vellore fort
Written February 21, 2019
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BlackLotus
Chennai (Madras), India46 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This temple is located inside the Vellore Fort. This is a centuries old temple. The calmness is good and we got complete spiritual Bliss and Darshan. There is a garden surrounding the main sanctum sanctorium having plants with pretty flowers. We spent almost two hours there.
Written December 27, 2017
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RDsekar76
Tirupur / TN / India189 contributions
May 2015 • Family
The temple architecture dates back 500 years and Lord shiva is the prime deity, this temple is located inside the old Fort and there is also a church and Mosque located inside the fort.
Written May 12, 2015
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Relgemini
Chennai (Madras), India87 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
This is located inside a historic fort in Vellore. The temple has a lot of sculptures and is well maintained. The temple has retained its sense of divinity and purpose.
Written January 29, 2015
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