Religious Places in Vellore

Pray not because you need something, but because you have a lot to thank God for! Cameras are not allowed inside temple premises. Vellore may be famous for hospitals and professional educational institutions, but it is also a city with quite a few temples. Each temple has its own exquisite architecture and some of them are even as old as 1000 years!

Let us take you to a different journry today: just a spiritual journey where we will visit temples, churches, gurudwaras and mosques in Vellore. A bottle of water is what you should certainly carry with you. So, all prepared for a day's interesting journey! True, Prayer is the best way to draw strength from heaven!

Jalakandeswarar Temple

This temple is built at the centre of a tank and comprises of Agazhi - beautiful water fencing! Idols of Lord Vishnu with Mahalakshmi, Lord Brahma with Saraswati, Lord Shiva with Parvathi adorn the temple. You will like to see the old well from which water is drawn for 'abhishekam', the revolving lamp' (you can ask for a wish!), kalyana mandapam and navshakti jyothi along with Nakshatra Deep.

Timings: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
Phone: +91 98947 45768, 98946 82111, + 416 222 3412, 222 1229

Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple at Singiri Koil

Singiri Koil is 25 kms. from Vellore where there is a shrine of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha which is believed to be 1,000 years old! The temple rests on top of a hillock (80 feet high) and you have to climb 50 steps to reach this temple. There is a one foot high idol of Sri Lord Anjaneya too.


Sripuram Golden Temple

Sripuram Golden Temple

The golden temple looks like you are entering a heavenly abode! Do not miss the lighted hue of the temple in the evening. This temple is dedicated to Mahalakshmi. The temple has gold covering and intricate designs done up in gold. You have to walk along a star shaped path before you reach the temple. This path is lined with nice and inspiring quotes from religious texts. Near the temple, there is Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre.

Address:
Sripuram Golden Temple
Thirumalaikodi, Vellore, India
Phone: +91-416-2271202

Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple

Temples in Vellore

In this temple, the main deity is swayambumurthi in a leaning form. There is a Rudraksha roof above the Sanctum sanctorum. The temple was built by Chola kings in the 13th century. According to history, the temple was built by Chola kings in 13th Century. Devotees come here to ask boon for child birth. This place has a thousand 'shivlingas'. Maintenance is very good although it is believed to be 500-1000 years old! The temple is 15 kms. from Vellore.

Address:
Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple,
Virinjipuram, Vellore
Timings: 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Phone: 0416 291 4546

Mosques, Gurudwaras and Churches in Vellore

150-year-old St. John's Church inside fort premises and Assumption Cathedral are two famous churches in Vellore. Then there is the Big Mosque at the centre of the city which runs the largest Arabic college in the country. There is just one Gurudwara in Vellore known as Gurudwara Sri Singh Sahab. The mosque inside the fort premises is not open to general public. It is being maintained by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India).

Address:
Gurudwara Sri Singh Sahab
Spiritual Center
Pillayar Koil Street (CMC Hospital),
Vellore 632002, Tamil Nadu

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