Virinchipuram, Vellore

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Virinchipuram is a small village situated in the Anaicut Taluk in the Vellore district. Virinchipuram houses the most architecturally done Margabandeswarar Temple. This 1300 year old temple is famous for its imposing Rajagopurams and stone carvings.

It is richly adorned with exclusive inscriptions and beautiful pillars. This temple is located 15 km from the city and has an underground route to the Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore. The presiding Goddess of the temple is Maragadambal. Both the God and Goddess are east facing and both have separate flag staff. The tank with the lion faced sculpture in the entrance, popularly known as the Simha Tank is located inside the temple.

There is a beautiful tower in the east direction of the temple. The two Kalyana Mandaps or halls placed on either side of the outer corridor are of great importance of the temple. Both of them have been artistically constructed with pillars and sculptures.

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