Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Peranamallur, Thiruvannamalai

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Peranamallur, Thiruvannamalai
Adhinathar Jain Temple is dedicated to Jain Thirthankar Adhinathar located at Peranamallur village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at about 23 Kms from Vandavasi on the Arni road. The structure of the temple belongs to 18th century.  The Jinalaya has east facing entry, an altar, and a Manasthampam of 30 feet height, made of cement mortar with Thirthankars engraved on four sides.  




The corridor is surrounded by a compound wall. Shri Padmavathy shrine is located on the Northwestern Side of the corridor. Navagraha idols are installed upon a platform on the Northeastern Side of the corridor. Inside the sanctum, Shri Adhinathar granite idol was established on a vedi-platform. It comprises off eight features of Samavasaran Jinar.



In Antharalayam, metal idols of Thirthankars for worship, 24 Thirthankars clusters, Navadevatha, Panchaparameshti, Nantheeswara Deepam, Mahameru, Yakshas, Yakshis are arranged on a tiered platform. The Arthamandapam consists of Shri Brahmadevar on the south and Shri Kooshmandini on the north, on the center platform regular pooja idols was seated.




In front of Arthamandapam, a Mahamandapam is located and has two openings on south and north of corridor. A small Mugamandapam is also constructed and guarded by iron grill doors. Daily pooja, special pooja, Nantheeswara pooja, Mukkudai and Akshaya thirithiyai festival are conducted regularly like other Jinalayas.



The Temple is located at about 23 Kms from Vandavasi on the Arni road. The Temple is located at about 23 Kms from Arani and 56 Kms from Kanchipuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Arani and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.



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