Jalakandeswarar Temple


Jalakandeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the Vellore Fort in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. The temple stands inside the Vellore Fort, which is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India, along with the St. John's Church, Tippu Mahal, Hyder Mahal, Candy Mahal, Badhusha Mahal and the Begum Mahal. The Jalakandeswarar Temple is a fine example of Vijayanagara Architecture.The temple has exquisite carvings on its gopuram (tower), richly carved stone pillars, large wooden gates and stunning monoliths and sculptures. Main Deity in the temple is Siva Lingam known as Jalakandeswarar (Jalakandeswarar means ‘Siva resides in water’) and his consort known as Akilandeswari Amman.