A town near Trichy in South India.

    Thiruvanaikaval, a suburb of the city of Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) in Tamil Nadu, is home to the famous Jambukeshwarar temple. Also a part of the Pancha Bhutas, this temple is built for the element of water.

    An underground water spring at the temple fills up the sanctum where the linga stands. Another unique aspect is that the priests dress up as women before performing the afternoon rituals. It is believed that Parvati had performed penance on the spot of the Jambukeshwarar temple, and created a linga from the waters of the nearby Cauvery River.

    A Pancha Bhoota Sthala for water & reminder that water is an integral part of all life.


    ▵ A Sacred Walk in Southern India (Isha)

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