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Tiruvanaikoil

Tiruvanaikoil

The second popular hindu shrine at Trichy is Tiruvanaikoil. The Jambukeswarar temple housing Lord Shiva and Goddess Akilandeshwari is a holy place to worship for Saivaites, followers of Lord Shiva. The architecture  of this temple is around 1500 years old , but still being witnessed as a testimony of the engineering knowledge our ancestors possessed. All you need is four to five hours of your time to witness the architectural wonder of the temple and particularly the mystic beauty of the hundreds,  of bilaterally symmetrical pillars built on both sides of the corridor on your way from Lord Shiva’s sanctum to his counterpart’s. One more special event which you can never see in any of the temples in India is that, every day exactly at 12 noon, the priest in the shrine dresses up as Goddess Akilandeshwari and does the Pooja to Lord Shiva which is a feast to the eyes and you may get the chance of being greeted by an elephant too.

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