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SRI VASISHTESWARAR TEMPLE

Arcot, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

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God

The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vasishteswarar, he is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is here in Lingam form, this lingam is Swayambu Shiva Lingam. Lord Vasishteswarar facing East direction.

Goddess

Here Goddess Parvathi is known as Balakujambal, she is consort of Lord Shiva. Goddess is faces East direction.

Interesting Facts

  • The place is located at Southern Banks of Palar River.
  • The forest in this place was filled with Neem Tree hence the place was known as Veppur.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are October to Febuary.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26 °C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the Temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at Temple.
  • Smo​king & Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Kolthamedu Bus stand
9.6 KM 044-24794705
Mukundarayapuram Railway
14.3 KM 139
Vellore Airport
35.3 KM 095005 75043

Architecture

Vasishta Muni installed Shiva Lingam in this temple. Hence temple is called as Vasishteswarar Temple. There is a small sculpture of Vasishta Muni in the temple in standing posture and temple facing East direction with 3 tier Rajagopuram on the South direction. Here Lord is seen in Kalyana Kolam and Vesara vimana is above the sanctum. A stone inscription says the temple is more than 1000 years old. Later in the year 1169 A.D. by Veera Sampanna Sambuvarayar constructed Maha mandapam, Artha mandapam and Main sanctum of this temple. The Adhistana also has the 16th to 17th Century Nayak period inscriptions speaks about donations made to this temple. Vasishta Maharishi is in the Arthamandapam facing moolavar. A Nayak period mandapam is between Sanctum entrance and the Rajagopuram. The sanctum sanctorum consists of Sanctum Antarala and Arthamandapam. Kalyana mandapam has plenty of beautiful sculptures. Temple has a Puskarini located at North direction.

Religious Significance

Once Goddess Parvathi penanced at Kanchipuram (Prithvi Sthalam) which is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam. Lord was pleased with her penance and married her. Rishi’s and Devas from heaven came down to Kanchi, to participate in the heavenly marriage of Lord Shiva and Kamakshi Ammai. The place was so crowded, Rishi’s who came to participate in the marriage stayed in the forest near to Kanchipuram. They had to perform their daily rituals unobstructed. Each one of them choose a place in the forest to worship Lord Shiva. All six places where they worshiped are known as Shada Aranyam. Since Six Rishi’s worshiped Swayambu Lingam in these six places it is considered holy to visit and worship Lord Shiva here.

History

The temple was built by Verra Sampanna Sambuvarayar in 1169 A.D. and renovation is done in 2009. Nayakas Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh on Lord Subramanyar of this temple.

Local Beliefs & Local Customs

People pray here for child boon and marriages. If anyone from nearby village dies, relatives of the deceased do special poojas to Lord Shiva on third day from their death. Also they light Moksha Deepam on Navagraha Sannidhi, considering the deceased will get salvation. Sage Vashista should be worshipped before worshipping Lord Shiva.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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SRI VASISHTESWARAR TEMPLE

Arcot, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

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