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Sri Jambukeswarar Temple is in the heart of town near Sri Rangam temple in Thiruvanaikaval in Trichy. This temple is one of the padal petra sthalam and is a pancha bootha sthalam. The temple is considered as water as one of the five elements of Lord Shiva.
The Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirunavaukarrasar.
The temple was built by Kochenga Cholas , an early Cholas during 3rd Century AD. Later, it was again enlarged by Maaravarman Sundharapandi I, a Pandya king during 12th century AD.
According to legends, the temple sanctum is always filled with water. The temple tree is Venn Naval tree is a famous one, as it was reborn after performing vedic rituals.
In terms of architecture, the temple is a splendid one with five layer of sanctum each with grandeur and beautiful sculptures.