Jambukeswarar Temple, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India

About Jambukeswarar Temple

“Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikava is an acclaimed Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli (Trichy), in the province of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple was worked by Kocengannan (Kochenga Chola), one of the Early Cholas, around 1,800 years back. It is situated in the Srirangam island, which has a well known Ranganathaswamy temple. 

Jambukeswarar Temple

Thiruvanaikal is one of the five noteworthy Shiva temples of Tamil Nadu (Panchabhoota Sthalams) speaking to the Mahabharata or five incredible components; this temple speaks to the component of water or neer in Tamil. The sanctum of Jambukeswara has an underground water stream and disregarding drawing water out, it is constantly loaded with water.”

Jambukeswarar Temple


When Parvati ridiculed Shiva’s repentance for improvement of the world. Shiva needed to censure her demonstration and guided her to go to the earth from Kailasam do repentance. Parvathi as Akilandeswari according to Shiva’s desire discovered Jambu woods (Thiruvanaikoil) to direct her retribution. She influenced a lingam to out of the water of stream Cauvery under the Venn Naval tree and started her love. The lingam is known as Appu Lingam. Siva finally offered darshan to Akilandeswari and showed her Siva Gnana. Akilandeswari took Upadesa confronting East from Shiva, who stood confronting west.

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How to reach

By Air: It takes 13 minutes to travel from Thiruvanaikovil Jambukeswarar Akilandeswari Temple to Thiruchirapalli (Trichy) Airport.

By Railway: The nearest station is the Thiruchirapalli railway station.

By Road: Frequent Town buses are available from the Main guard gate, Malaikottai, and Thayumanavar Theppakulam.

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