Jambukeshwarar Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva (Jambukeshwara) and Parvati (Akhilandeswari). One of the foremost Shaivite shrines in Tamil Nadu
, it is located in the Srirangam
island. This large temple celebrates Shiva as Jambukeshwara, an embodiment of the element water, and is often referred to as Appustalam.
This temple is said to have been built in the 1st century BC and has been patronized by the Chola, Pandya, Hoysala and the Madurai Naik kings.The temple was built by the Chola King Ko Chenkannan and was of special significance to the Chola kings.
Srirangam is accessed from Tiruchirappalli, which is connected by air with Chennai and with other cities. It is a major railway junction between Chennai and Madurai, and is also connected with Erode on the Chennai - Coimbatore line. Several trains link Tiruchirappalli with Chennai and Madurai. Tiruchirappalli has several modern lodging facilities.