Tiruvanaikkaval Temple


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Tiruvanaikkaval Temple Overview

Ranked 3 of 29 sightseeing in Trichy

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 DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan4.3/5

331 reviews

Ancient temple with sculptural beauty

It is advisable to carry a pair of socks to walk from car to temple entrance and also to prevent feet getting dirty inside the temple. It is an ancient temple. If you take a guide and go you will enjoy the sculpture and the story behind Jumbukeshava. The God is in flowing water under a jamun tree. The spider and elephant story is sculpted in one of the four central pillars. In another pillar, all 3 muthis Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are there- Lord Shiva standing on one leg. The amma there changes her role from Parvathi, to Lakshmi and to Saraswathy within a day. One should specially observe her ear rings which has Sanku and Chakra. At noon the pujari takes bath and comes in woman's dress to offer prayer to cow. People gather around that place to witness it and take the prasadam. The prakarams have 1000 pillars - very nice to see. The Yazhi's on the top of the pillars have rolling stones inside the mouth - sculptural marvel.

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Gopal krishan

Gopal krishan5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent experience

i visited so many time in tiruvanikkaval kovil since in the year of 2000 and my last vist is very excellent i went to very near to god for pray this for my first experience in this temple

Vinod Ponoth

Vinod Ponoth4.3/5

29 reviews

Temple is closed at noon

Thiruvanaikoil temple is one of the Panchabhoota Stalams (signifying the 5 natural elements) and represents water ('Neer'). The temple is closed between 01:00 PM and 03:00 PM daily (Except Fridays, Sundays and other important festival days). Very close to the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam.Thiruvanaikoil is also familiarly known as Tiruvanaikoil, Tiruvanaikaval, Thiruvanaikaval, Thiruvanaika
  • Temple is closed at noon

Yosodha varman

Yosodha varman4.3/5

4 reviews

Must Visit Place in Trichy

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. Must visit temple.

Yugesh .

Yugesh .5.0/5

8 reviews

Good view of River Cauvery

Be prepared for some steep climbing.Good town view from the top.

Sekaripuram ramaswamy Viswanathan

Sekaripuram ramaswamy Viswanathan5.0/5

8 reviews

Morning Darshan

Visited at 6 AM. No crowd and peacefully worshipped the gods.



5 reviews

One of the Big temple in Trichy!

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 , shivan temple