Santhinathar Jain Temple, Pillur, Thiruvannamalai
Santhinathar Jain Temple is located in Pillur Village near Kappalur in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at about 34 Kms from Thiruvannamalai Town. It is believed that an ancient Jain Temple existed here and got destructed due to nature fury. As the evidence of above belief, two idols of Santhinathar and Brahmadevar are found under the earth in this village.
The natives unearth the idols and proposed to build a new Jinalaya. After taking substantial efforts they built a Sanctum crowned by a Vimana, Arthamandapam with the guidance of “Shri Lakshmisena Swamiji, Melsithamur” and “Shri Dhavalakeerthi swamiji, Kshethra Arihanthagiri, Tirumalai”.
The Temple is located at about 34 Kms from Thiruvannamalai Town. One has to travel about 32 Kms in the Thiruvannamalai - Polur road and take a diversion towards west and travel for another 2 Kms to reach this Temple.
The Temple is located at about 32 Kms from Chetpet, 33 Kms from Arani, 34 Kms from Thiruvannamalai and 62 Kms from Vandavasi. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvannamalai and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.