Vellore , Tamil Nadu

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Vellore is considered a prominent destination for medical and technological education in India.Vellore Fort is the most prominent landmark in the city.  The fort houses a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The fortifications consist of a main rampart, broken at irregular intervals by round towers and rectangular projections. The main walls are built of massive granite stones, surrounded by a broad moat fed with water by subterranean pipes from the Suryagunta reservoir. Within the fort is the similarly aged Jalakanteswara Temple. 

 Sri Lakshmi Temple, popularly known as Golden Temple, is a newly built temple and spiritual park in Thirumalaikodi, Vellore.

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Golden Temple

 Sri Lakshmi Temple, popularly known as Golden Temple,  is a newly built temple and spiritual park in Thirumalaikodi, Vellore. It is approximately 8 km from the Vellore bus terminus. The temple covers an area of 100 acres and has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam headed by Sakthi Amma. It has intricate carvings, hand-made by hundreds of gold artisans specializing in temple architecture. The exterior is laid with gold sheets and plates, with construction reported to have cost Rs.300 crores. About 1,500 kg of gold was used, the largest amount in the world.


Vellore Fort

The fort houses a church, a mosque and a Hindu temple, the latter known for its carvings. The first rebellion against British rule erupted at this fort in 1806, and it witnessed the massacre of the Vijayanagara royal family of Emperor Sriranga Raya. The fortifications consist of a main rampart, broken at irregular intervals by round towers and rectangular projections.

Within the fort is the similarly aged Jalakanteswara Temple.


Ratnagiri Murugan Temple

 Ratnagiri Murugan Temple is another prominent Hindu temple in the city. Virinjipuram, 17 km from Vellore is noted for its 1000-year-old ancient Margabandeeshwarar Shiva temple.


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