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Temples in Tiruvannamalai

The Temples in Tiruvannamalai points towards the Dravidian style of architecture that was prevalent in the country especially in South India. The Temples in Tiruvannamalai are unique for their rare beauty and exquisiteness. They reflect the rich heritage of Indian Culture and architecture. The large corridors of the temples points out the techniques and skills of the South Indian artists. The unique architecture in the walls of the temples also indicates the glorious historical past of India and the gift of the splendid temples that India receives from its able kings. They were generally the Cholas and the Pallavas of the South India. The important temples of South India are the following:

  • Arunachaleshwar Temple: Tiruvannamalai is an important Temple in Tiruvannamalai and looks like a fort from a distance. It is embellished with colossal towers and parapets. The unique and exquisite gates look grand from a distance and they are a welcome relief to the spiritual travelers. The temple was erected by the Pallava Kings in the early part of the 850 AD. Some earlier kings of the Vijayala Dynasty made their contributions towards making the present temple unique and extraordinary. Afterwards however the same temple came under the strict vigilance of the Carnatic Kings. The temple underwent tremendous renovative works after it was virtually destroyed by the ravages of time. During the 1st half of the 19th century the Temples in Tiruvannamalai came under the British reign.
  • Kubara Perumal Temple: Tiruvannamalai is a temple mentioned in the earliest works of the Vedas, Ramayana and the Mahabharata. This temple thus has a glorious historical background. The Kubara Perumal Temple is a place for the manifestation of the five elements of the world like the sun, earth, fire, water and sky are incarnated in the from of gods and goddesses. There is a 64 feet idol of Lord Vishnu. The temple has been constructed following the image of the Tirupati Temple, the renowned temple at the Tirupati Hills. The chariot shaped Vimana been carried by a chariot is also present at the temple. This is a spectacular sight which dwindles the tourists fro its unique structure and skill.