Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM
The Tiruvanaikkaval Temple is a popular temple of Trichy dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Kocengannan, also known as Kochenga Chola who was one of the earliest Cholas, which existed about 1800 years ago. It is also one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu and represents the five elements. The location of this temple is adjacent to the Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam.
The main deity of this temple is Lord Jambukeswara that represents the water element. Inside the temple, there is an idol of Jambukeswara sitting under a jambu tree. The temple is also considered as the house of goddess Akilandeswari. Tiruvanaikkaval Temple infrastructure includes a massive outer wall known as the Vibudi Prakara, which is 2 ft thick and 25 ft in height. The popular annual festival of Natyanjali, which displays Indian classical Dance, is also held at this temple.
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Admission Fees: Free