Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kalugumalai Jain Complex, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi

Kalugumalai Jain Complex, Kalugumalai, Thoothukudi
Kalugumalai Jain Complex in Kalugumalai, a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Constructed in rock cut architecture, the unfinished temple is believed to have been built during the reign of Pandyan king Parantaka Nedunjadaiya (768-800 CE). The rock-cut architecture is an exemplary of early Pandyan Art. The other portions of Kalugumalai houses the 8th century unfinished Shiva temple, Vettuvan Koil and Kalugasalamoorthy Temple, a Murugan temple at the foothills.











There are approximately 150 niches in the bed that includes images of GomateshwaraParshvanatha and other Tirthankaras of the Jainism. The Jain beds are maintained and administered by Department of Archaeology of the Government of Tamilnadu as a protected monument. Kazhugumalai Jain Temple is 60 Km from Tirunelveli and 21 Km from Kovilpatti.













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