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THIRUPARUTHIKUNDRAM JAIN TEMPLE, KANCHIPURAM

World India Tamil Nadu Kanchipuram Thiruparuthikundram Jain Temple
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Kanchipuram
India Tamil Nadu Thiruparuthikundram Jain Temple

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Located in the suburbs of Kanchipuram, this Jain Temple is a standing example for the existence of Jainism in Kanchipuram in ancient period. Built in 9th century by Pallavas, there are two Jain temples termed as Trilokyanatha Temple and Chandra Prabha Temple. The suburb where these twin temples are located is called as “Jaina Kanchi”. Tourists can see beautiful paintings on the ceilings of the temple. The main deity of Mahaveerar was made up of bright pink stone. Temple built out of yellow stone has inscriptions which belong to 9th century. Currently the temple is under the control of Tamilnadu Archeological Department.

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