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“Shiva Shiva”

Jambukeswarar Temple
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US$74.00*
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Private Cultural Day Tour of Tiruchirappalli
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Chennai (Madras), India
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71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Shiva Shiva”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Amazing temple complex which houses lord Jambukeswarar and Godess Akilandeswari, to have darshan of shiva in close please avail ticket else free darshan is restricted through the small window. Also the temple complex is photographers delight (it houses good collection of sculptures).

Visited April 2014
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“Lord Jambukeswarar temple”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Five Elements= Five Temples
The Supreme Soul is God. He dwells in every living being as a soul. Thus the physical body is the abode for the Soul which is the smallest particle of Supreme Soul. The soul resides in the body for a fixed period as determined by Lord Bramha, the creator. On departure of the soul from the physical body, the body becomes and useless. It will be either buried or burnt away as the keeping it would create environmental problems. This is the philosophy based on Hindu scripts.
The physical body of every living being irrespective whether it is human or animal etc is made up of five elements names water, air, fire, earth and ether (Akaash=sky). Each constituent is symbolized by God in five forms. There are five temples in Tamil Nadu representing these five components of the body. They are Jalakanteswar (water), Kalahasthi (air- this is in Andhra Pradesh), Arunachleswar (fire), Ekambareswar (earth) and Chidambaram (ether).
Thiruvanekadal is a small town near Srirangam in Tamil Nadu, where there is the temple of Lord Jalakanteswarar. The sanctum sanctorum of temple is filled with water wherein the idol Shivalingam is situated. There is jam fruit tree and that is the reason why it is also called as Lord Jambakeswar. Lord Jalakantswarar is the symbol of Water-God as one of the five elements of the living physical body.
It is an interesting religious place.

Visited October 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“A must visit temple in Trichy”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

As always, a very calm serene atmosphere and amazing architecture. Well maintained temple. They are now providing golf carts for senior citizens and disabled people to go around the temple which is a very good idea.

Visited March 2014
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Armidale, Australia
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“One of the best temples”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

There was something appealing about this temple, which we didn't find at Sri Rangan. Maybe because it was quieter. We could sit and contemplate the ineffable beneath the pillared corridors. Especially fond of the Saturn shrine. The entrance was just magical.

Visited January 2014
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Tiruchirappalli, India
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“Nice Temple !”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a very big temple with less crowd.
One can enjoy temple architecture and other arts on the temple walls leisurely.

Visited January 2014
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