Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

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Country -

India

Travel Destination -

Vellore

Address of this place -

Fort, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

ISD/STD Code -

91-0416

Area Pincode -

632004

Local Time -

8:06 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 29.66, Minimum - 22.04, Maximun - 31.42
light rain with humidity 77% and Wind speed of 1.92 mph (Measured at Tirupati Airport).

How to Reach -

Major Railway stations:
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Katpadi junction (Katpadi, Tamil Nadu 632007) Vellore Cantonment Railway Station (Cantonment Railway Station Rd, Railway Colony, Bishop David Nagar, Kosapet, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632001)
Jolarpettai Railway Station (Hotel Street, Kudiyanakuppam, Tamil Nadu 635851)
Arakkonam junction is major railway connectivity point. (Railway station road, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001)

Road connectivity:
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Frequent direct bus services from chennai bus stand (CMBT- Mofussil Bus Stand, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600107) to
Vellore new bus stand (Selliamman Koil, Near Selliyamman Koil, Selliamman Koil, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004)
Vellore Old bus stand (Anna Salai, Vasanthapuram, Kosapet, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004)
Arcot (SH 129, Arcot, Tamil Nadu 632503)
Arakonam (Arakonam new bus stand, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu 631001)
Walajapet Bus Stand (No. 03 thoppai chetti Street, Walajapet, Tamil Nadu 632513)
Buses from Banglore, Kanchipuram (Arignar anna Bus stand, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631501) to Vellore

Air ways:
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Chennai is the nearest Airport(GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027) for Vellore town (130 KM).
Thirupathi Airport (Renigunta Airport Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517520)(100kms)
Banglore Airport (Devanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560300) (230 kms)

About this place -

 

Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Fort, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Temple of Lord Shiva, located inside the Vellore fort. It is fine example of Vijayanagaram Architecture. The temple has exquisite carvings on its gopuram (tower), richly carved stone pillars, large wooden gates and stunning monoliths and sculptures.The temple itself built in middle of a water tank (called Agazhi in Tamil), and there is water surround the temple like a garland.Behind the Nandi statue, there is an earthen lamp, which is said to revolve when some people place their hands on it. The revolving is said to indicate that their wishes have been granted. Some devotees of the temple worship the golden and silver lizard sculptures and the snake sculptures in order to get relief from 'sarpa dosham'

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