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Sri Jalakandeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Jalakandeswarar
  Urchavar: Somaskandar, Chandrasekharar
  Amman / Thayar: Akhilandeswari
  Thala Virutcham: Vanni
  Theertham: Ganga Palaru, Thamarai Pushkarini
  Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Velangadu
  City: Vellore
  District: Vellore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  10 day Chitra Poornima (April-May), Surasamharam in Aipasi (October-November), 10 day Aadipooram (July-August), Vinayaka Chaturthi in Avani (August-September) Navarathri during September-October and all Saturdays during this period, are the festivals devotionally celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  All the three Lords with their consorts – Lord Vishnu with Mother Mahalakshmi, Lord Brahmma with Mother Saraswathi and Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi grace the devotees in the temple.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple, Fort, Vellore-632 001. Vellore district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 98947 45768, 98946 82111, + 416 222 3412, 222 1229 
    
 General Information:
     
 
 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Those seeking longevity, freedom from fear of accidents, for concluding marriages that are delayed and for the relief from jealous sight evils called Dhrushti.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother offering Vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  The temple is built at the centre of a tank.  There is a beautiful water fencing (Agazhi)
around the temple appearing as a garland. The circumference of this Agazhi is 8000 feet. The sculpture in the wedding hall of the temple has two faces in a single body, an elephant and the bull.
Water for the abishek of the Lord is drawn from well which is very old.  This is the Ganga Gouri holy theertham.  The well has a natural spring in itself and not dug.
The Revolving Lamp:
There is an earthern lamp on the Balipeeta behind the Adhikara Nandhi (the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva) which would revolve if some people place their hands on it as they wish it.  But it doesn’t revolve in all the cases and till today nobody knows the reason. Those facing some troubles caused by lizards falling on them worship the Golden and Silver Lizards in the temple.  On the Kanu Festival or Mattu Pongal day (January), special abisheks are performed to Adhikara Nandhi.  The wedding hall or the Kalyana Mandapam of the temple is as beautiful as the 1000 pillared Mandap in Madurai Meenakshisundareswarar temple.
Navashakti Jyothi:
A torch called Navasakthi Jyothi is in front of the Goddess – Amman shrine.  It never extinguishes and round in shape.  The main flame (jyothi) is at the centre and eight around it. A great lamp above the jyothi has a diameter of 27 inches representing the 27 stars starting from Ashwini to Revathi.  This is called Star Deepa – Nakshatra Deepa.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  There was an ant-hill (a sand mount made by white ants having many holes housing snakes inside called Pampu puttru in Tamil) in the place where the sanctum sanctorum of Jalakandeswarar exists now.  Rain waters in the lower levels of the anthill made a tank there. There was also a Shivalinga under the water of the tank.  Lord Shiva appeared in the dream of a chieftain Bommi Reddy who was ruling the region and asked him to build a temple there. The king went to the tank, demolished the ant-hill and took out the Shivalinga and installed the Lord in the water itself.  As the Lord was installed in a place surrounded by Jalam (Water), He is named Jalakhandeswarar
 
     
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