Tiruvanaikkaval Temple, Trichy
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Tiruvanaikkaval Temple

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About Tiruvanaikkaval Temple

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    • 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 Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Saranya Devanathan

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"Ancient temple with sculptural beauty" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Today
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

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"Excellent experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
I visited so many times to Thiruvanaikaval Kovil since in the year of 2000 and my last visit is very excellent. I went very near to god to pray.
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Vinod Ponoth

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"Temple is closed at noon"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2015
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.
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Yosodha varman

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  • 4 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
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"Must Visit Place in Trichy"

  • 6.0/7
  • 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 .

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"Good view of River Cauvery"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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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  • Sekaripuram ramaswamy Viswanathan
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"Morning Darshan"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2013
The Thiruvanaikaval Temple is a popular temple of Trichy dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Kocen Gannan, also known as Kochenga Chola who was one of the earliest Cholas, which existed about 1800 years ago.
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Raghupathi

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"One of the Big temple in Trichy!"

  • 7.0/7
  • 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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