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(Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu)
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Was built in 2nd century in Chola dynasty.. very ancient .. dont know why still world heritage recognition is not given to this temple .. Elephant will always be there in temple . Good place to visit with family, especially with kids..


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Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval

Thiruvanaikaval is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli , in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple was built by Kocengannan , one of the Early Cholas, around 1,800 years ago. It is located in the Srirangam island, which has the famous Ranganathaswamy temple.

Thiruvanaikal is one of the five major Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu representing the Mahābhūta or five great elements; this temple represents the element of water, or neer in Tamil. The sanctum of Jambukeswara has an underground water stream and in spite of pumping water out, it is always filled with water.

It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where all the four most revered Nayanars have sung glories of the deity in this temple. The temple has inscriptions from the Chola period.



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