arunachalam temple

Deity: Arunachaleswarar, a lingam-like representation of Lord Shiva, is the temple's ruling deity.

The Unnamulai Amman shrine, dedicated to Goddess Parvati, is also located within the temple.

Architecture: The temple complex is spread across about 25 acres and has multiple gopurams,

or gateway towers, the biggest of which is the Rajagopuram, standing at around 66 meters (216 ft).

The temple features towering pillars and elaborate decorations typical of Dravidian architecture.

Significance: One of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, Arunachalam Temple symbolizes the element of fire (Agni).

It is thought that Lord Shiva made his appearance here in the form of a gigantic column

of fire that symbolized his limitless nature and had no beginning or end.

The Cholas, Pandyas, and Vijayanagara Empire were among the South Indian kingdoms

that contributed to the temple's construction over several centuries ago.