the head quarters town of North Arcot district has a beautiful fort
enshrining among other things a sacred shrine dedicated to Lord
Siva, called here Jalakanteswarar. It was built by the Vijayanagara
kings in the sixteenth century A.D. It bears ample evidence of
Vijayanagar style of architecture. It is profusely ornamented by the
exquisite sculpture. The Sivalinga made of a big black well-polished
granite looks exceedingly majestic and lifts the souls with a mere
look. It is one of the much frequented places of worship and
attracts huge crowds everyday, and throughout the year. Its vastness
and grandeur are its plus points for attraction.
lies in Vellore near the Katpadi Railway Junction and being the
district head quarters town, it enjoys all transport facilities.