Posted: 06.11.2012
Jain Temples and Jain Math at Melsithamur Melsithamur Jain Math is located near Gingee in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is the primary religious center of the Tamil Jain community and is headed by Bhattaraka Laxmisena Swami.The Villupuram area has been an important centre of Jainism since ancient times. Historically, there was a Jain Math at Kanchipuram but it was shifted to its current location here...
Posted: 15.05.2012
Chandraprabhu Swami Jain Temple at Sowcarpet Sowcarpet is the quarter of Chennai where the majority of Jains live. There is a beautiful modern Jain temple, built of white marble, located in Mint Street of Sowcarpet. The architectural inspiration of this temple which is dedicated to Chandraprabhu Swami was derived from the Dilwara temples near Mt. Abu in Rajasthan. Even though the contemporary temple building is...
Posted: 14.05.2012
Shree Chandra Prabhuji Jain Juna Mandir at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Posted: 13.04.2012
Chitaral Jain Temple Chitaral Jain Temple in Kanyakumari District, India
Posted: 29.03.2012
Shantinath Jain Mandir, Theagaraya Nagar (T. Nagar), Chennai, Tamilnadu.
Posted: 29.07.2011
Jain Temples of Tirumalai Tirumalai (or Thirumalai, lit. "the holy mountain"; also later Arhasugiri, lit. "the excellent mountain of the Arha[t]) and (in Tamil) Engunavirai-Tirumalai, "the holy mountain of the Arhar") is a Jain temple and cave complex dating from at least the 9th century that is located northwest of Polur in Tamil Nadu, southeast India. The complex includes three Jain caves, three temples and a...
Posted: 21.01.2011
By T. N. Ramachandran
Jain Temples at Tiruparuttikunram The Jain temples at Tiruparuttikunram (also named "Jina Kanchi") are of special art historical interest, in particular the mural paintings of the Vardhamāna temple. The temple site was described in extenso by T. N. Ramachandran in a monograph titled "Tiruparuttikunram and its Temples", published in may 1934. The following passages were taken from that work. A regular colony of...
Posted: 02.12.2010
By Subramanian Swaminathan
Jain Cave Temple at Sittanavasal Stairs to the temple cave 1. The Temple of the Arhats On the western side of the hill, in the northern side, is the celebrated Jaina rockcut cave temple called Arivar koil (temple of the arhats). It has relics of paintings of 9th century CE. These paintings are second only in importance after Ajanta paintings and have an important place in the Indian art history. It was a...

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