Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Trichy
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Tiruvanaikkaval Temple

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Tiruvanaikkaval Temple
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5 Ratings & 4 Reviews

About Tiruvanaikkaval Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • 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.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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4 traveller reviews for Tiruvanaikkaval Temple

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Yosodha varman

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  5039 readers

"Must Visit Place in Trichy"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2014
Those who visit this temple during the mid-day they will feel the chillness in the stone. Its really a very good place in Trichy. A must visit temple.
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Yugesh Reddy

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  • 6 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
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"Good view of River Cauvery"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2013
Be prepared for some steep climbing.Good town view from the top.
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Sekaripuram ramaswamy Viswanathan

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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  5695 readers

"Morning Darshan"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2013
Visited at 6 in the morning, no crowd and peacefully worshiped the gods.
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Raghupathi

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  • 5 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  5144 readers

"One of the Big temple in Trichy!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2013
This is best temple in Trichy, one of the Big temple in Trichy. In this temple having one real good story, everybody wants to go.
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