Jambukeshwar Tample ,Thiruvanaikval Tamilnadu

Jambukeshwa Tample ,Thiruvanaikval Tamilnadu

Jambukeshwar Temple is a famous Shiva temple in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India.  This temple was built by King Kokenganan of the powerful Hindu Chola dynasty about 1800 years ago.  There are also inscriptions related to the Chola kings of the middle of the 11th, 12th centuries.  The temple is located on Srirangam Island in Tamil Nadu.
Jambukeshwar is one of the five major Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu.  These five Shiva temples are known for the Pancha Maha Tatva. The Jambukeshwar temple represents water.

History Of Jambukeshwar Temple

Once upon a time, Goddess Parvati mocked the penance of Shiva for the welfare of the world.  Lord Shiva instructed Parvati to go to earth with Kailash and do penance.  According to the instructions of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati reached the earth for austerity at a place called Jambu Van and became famous as Aquiladeswari.
Parvati built Shivling under trees near the river Kaveri and this Shivling of penance of Shiva was known as Appulingam.  Pleased, Lord Shiva appeared to Parvati and got Shiva knowledge.

This Is How Jambukeshwar Got Its Name

There is an ancient legend of the Jambukeshwar temple. Lord Shiva had disciples named 'Malayan' and Pushpadanta.  Once during the quarrel, Malayan cursed Pushpadanta to become an elephant and later Pushpadanta cursed Malayan to become a spider.
Both elephant and spider devotees came to Jambukeshwar and offered prayers to Shiva.  The elephant collects water from the river Kaveri and performs a Shiva lingam watercourse under the Jambu tree.  The spider weaved a net over the Shivling according to his reverence so that the bright light of the sun and the dry leaves of the tree would not fall on the shiva Linga.
When the elephant saw the spider's web on the Shivling, considering it to be dirt, and removed it from the water, it was angry to see the spider angrily one day bribed the elephant in the trunk and killed it itself.  After which, Lord Shiva as Jambukeshwar was impressed by their deep devotion and freed both of them.  The place was named Thiruvanakaval when Shiva worshiped by elephants.  Hence the Jambukeshwar Temple is also called Thiruvanakaval.
In the next life due to the sin of killing an elephant, the spider was born as King Kochingote and built about 70 temples and this temple is also one of them.  Remembering his enmity with the elephant in his previous birth, he built the temple sanctum sanctorum in such a way that not even a small elephant could enter the temple.  The entrance to the sanctum sanctorum of the Jambukeshwar temple is only 4 feet high and 2.5 feet wide.


Architecture Of Jambukeshwar Tample

The Jambukeshwar temple has five large complexes for the protection of the fifth complex of the temple which extends for about a mile.  Walls 2 feet wide and 25 feet high have been constructed.  The architecture of the temple is comparable to the Srirangam Ranganath temple.
The fourth complex has a large hall made

up of 769 pillars.  A water tank is also present.  There are two large gopurams in the third complex.  Architecture has been taken special care in the construction of all the campuses.  The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is square in shape.

  The Jambukeshwar temple represents five Shiva temples, each Shiva temple is one of the five major elements of nature.
Follows.  All these temples are
              located in the southern part of
Each temple is dedicated to the five natural elements.
Prithvi - Prithvi Lingam, Ekambeshwar
Water, - Appu Lingam
Vayu, - Vayu Lingam, Srikalahasti Temple
Agni, - Agnil Lingam, Annamalaiyar
Space, - Akasa Lingam, Thillai Natraj

How To Reach Tiruchirapalli

Jambukeshwar Temple The temple is located at Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu where airways can be used by road to reach.  The nearest airport here is Tiruchirapalli Airport.  For the rail route you can use the Tiruchirapalli railway station.  Can.  The road to Tiruchirapalli is also connected to many major cities in South India.

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