Sunday, May 4, 2008

Chitaral jain temple - 1

Place : Chitaral , Kanyakumari District

Location : Chitharal is 55km north west of Kanyakumari, 36km north west Nagercoil and 7km north of Marthandam.

Route : Nagercoil ----> Marthandam ---->Attoor----> Chitaral



Also known as Thirucharanmalai the abode of Jain monks belonging to Digambara sect.It is famous for the hillock which has a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras and attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to the 9th century A.D. Jain influence in this region was due to the Jain King Mahendra Verman-I (610-640 AD).



Climbing the 800 m path on the hill with blazing sun is a hard task. The path uphill is dotted with cashewnut trees, interspersed with other shade-giving trees. Around the benches, beds of colourful flowers have been laid and huge trees bearing red and violet flowers complete the picturesque scene - the handiwork of a former DistrictCollector of Kanyakumari, who tried to develop Thirucharanmalai into a tourist destination.


Charming Landscape





Temple Tower
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4 comments:

praveen raveendran said...

nice

sachin jain said...

Nice post. Such a wonderful information about Jain Tirth and Jain Religion.

Regards,
Jain Bhajan

sachin jain said...

Nice post. Such a wonderful information about Jain Tirth and Jain Religion.

Regards,
Jain Bhajan

Jainvaani said...

Nice article, such a very useful information about Jain Teerth and Jain Religion. Thanks for it.

Regards,
Jain Tirth

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