Mahaveerar Jain Temple, Setharakuppam, Thiruvannamalai
Mahaveerar Jain Temple is located at Setharakuppam Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. Setharakuppam Village is located at about 8 Kms southeast of Vandavasi town. Jains in the village constructed this Jinalaya in 2005 AD from the remnants of olden Jinalaya. This Temple is South facing and got Shri Mahaveerar, stone carving idol with all features, on the plinth in the sanctum.
Above the gharbahriha, a vimana has four Thirthankar statues in sitting posture with chamara maids and shikhara with tri-umbrella as Kalasha on the top (as unique). At the aisle of sanctum Shri Kooshmandini idol is placed in east platform. On the west, the temple has metal idols of Shri Parshwanathar, Shri Mahaveerar, 24 Thirthankar cluster, Shri Dharanendrar, Shri Padmavathy, Shri Jwalamalini.
Next to the chamber a terrace hall is enclosed with walls and Iron grill gate for security. Above the entranceway a small gallery with Thirthankar was placed. On the top of the hall, Lion icons on four corners are located. The Temple has an open corridor with pavement around the temple structure.
In addition to the daily pooja and special pooja; Ayutha pooja, Shri Mahaveerar Jayanthi and Kanum Pongal day urchavam for Lord Mahaveerar are celebrated in grand manner.
Setharakuppam Village is located at about 8 Kms southeast of Vandavasi town, 25 Kms from Melmaruvathur, 47 Kms from Arani and 43 Kms from Kanchipuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Melmaruvathur and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.