Jalakandeswarar Temple Vellore
The Jalakanteshwara Temple is a fine example of Vijayanagara Architecture. The temple has exquisite carvings on its gopuram, richly carved stone pillars, large wooden gates and stunning monoliths and sculptures. These Vijayanagara sculptures are similar to the ones present in Soundararajaperumal Temple, Thadikombu, Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple, Srivilliputhur Divya Desam and Alagar Koyil.The Gopuram of the tower is over 100 ft. in height. The temple also has a Mandapam, with the hall supported by carved stone pillars of dragons, horses and yalis. The temple itself built in the middle of a water tank, and there is water surround the temple like a garland. The circumference of the water tank is 8000 ft. The wedding hall inside the temple has a 2 faced sculpture, that of a bull and an elephant. The water user for bathing the deity is drawn from an ancient well called the Ganga Gouri Thhertam, within the temple.