Sunday, February 12, 2017

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Solaiarugavoor, Thiruvannamalai

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Solaiarugavoor, Thiruvannamalai
Adhinathar Jain Temple is a Jain Temple dedicated to Jain Thirthankar Adhinathar located at Solaiarugavoor Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. Solaiarugavoor is located at about 22 Kms southwest of Vandavasi, 16 Kms southeast of Chetpet near to the Madam village. It is believed to be built during 16th Century.




The Sanctum houses a granite statue of Shri Adhinathar with eight features of Samavasaran Jinar, has semicircular shaped top is established on the holy-platform. It is crowned by one stage Vimana, has four Thirthankars statues with shamaraithar is ended with two lions at the corner. And also on the top of Arthamandapam, Shri Kooshmandini statue located in the south and Shri Parswanathar is located in the north, sheltered in a gallery.




Inside Arthamandapam, Daily pooja stone statue of Adhinathar is seated on the center platform. On either side platforms contains metal idols of Parswanathar, Thirthankars, Navadevatha, Panchaparameshti, Sruthaskandam and some Yaksha, Yakshis are exhibited. A Mahamandapam and Mugamandapam are also built in the Vedi-block. The Temple entrance is east facing and it is surrounded by walls on all sides. At the entrance, a five-colour flag with mast, altar and Manasthampam is located.




The white stone made Manasthampam consists of two Thirthankar carvings in the east and west; and two Logaswaroob symbol carvings in the north and south. At the top, four standing posture Sidhaparameshti idols and four bells are located. Daily pooja, special poojas like Nantheeswara Deepam, Mukkudai and also all rituals are conducted regularly. In addition to that a festival to Shri Adhinathar is celebrated every year, in the 10th day of Vaikasi month. Contact:  +91 8681842740.




Solaiarugavoor is located at about 22 Kms southwest of Vandavasi, 16 Kms southeast of Chetpet near to the Madam village. It is located at about 65 Kms from Thiruvannamalai. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvannamalai and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.


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