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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.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.30 AM to 1.00 Noon and from 3.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Jambukeswarar
Sthala Vruksham : Ven Naval Tree
Theertham : Nava Theertham
Traditional Name: Thiruvanaikaval
Padal : Thurinavukkarasar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Trichy Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Trichy Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH38 and 81
Nearest Landmark : Chathiram Bus Stand

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.

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