33. Jain History | Famous Two Ancient Jain Temples Thirupparuthikunram

33. Jain History | Famous Two Ancient Jain Temples Thirupparuthikunram

33. Jain History | Famous Two Ancient Jain Temples Thirupparuthikunram

Thirupparuthikunram (near Kanchipuram) is famous for 2 ancient Jain temples dedicated to Bhagwan Mahavir and Chandraprabhu Bhagwan. The idol of Bhagwan Mahavir in sitting posture is 6 ft high. The temple dates back to 6th century and was enlarged during the Chola period. There are a series of paintings belonging to the 14th century built by Irugappa, the Vijayanagara Minister, in 1387 AD. Chandraprabhu Bhagwan Temple is said to have been built during Rajasimha Pallava’s reign in the 8th century AD. There is a tree (Tharmakura), which is about 2,000 years old. Both these temples are maintained by the Tamil Nadu Archaeology Department.

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