Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Birudur, Thiruvannamalai

Adhinathar Jain Temple, Birudur, Thiruvannamalai
Adinathar Jain Temple is located at Birudur village near Vandavasi in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. Birudur is located in the Melmaruvathur road at 4 kms from Vandavasi town. The Temple is built in Dravidian Architecture. Boarding for Jain Ascetics is available in the Temple. Shri Adhinathar graces from the sanctum. Sanctum Vimana is of 2 tiered. The Vimana has four Thirthankar idols in the sitting at the bottom portion and in standing postures at the top portion with Chamara maids, below the shikara and kalasha.

In Ardhamandapam Komuga Yaksha and Chakreshwari Yakshi statues are placed on both sides of aisle. All metal idols of Thirthankars, 24 Thirthankars cluster, Navadevatha, Mahameru, Rathnathraya tri-Thirthankars, Bhagavan Bahubali are arranged on a platform. Also Shri Mahaveerar stone engraved idol, 24 Thirthankar cluster and Chadurmugi are seated on another platform. 

Fore chamber of Ardhamandapam called as Mahamandapam, has daily pooja platform with metal idol of Moolavar and a Muhamandapam closed by iron grill panel and doors for safeguarding the treasure inside.

There are two pavilions on north and south of entranceway. In the north Yakshas and Yakshis shrine and adjacent to the south pavilion Navagraha idols are established upon a pedestal. An altar and a Manasthampam made of single stone pillar having four Thirthankar engraving at the bottom and a vimana at the top, four Thirthankars statues is standing inside and sitting postures over it. All features are surrounded by a high wall structure.

Adjacent to the Jinalaya and north of Manasthampam a 16 feet monolithic stone carving statue of Shri Mahaveera is installed on a platform in the year of AD 2012. It resembles like the gigantic Statue of Bhagavan Bahubali at Shravana Belagola, Karnataka. Daily poojas, special poojas and annual festivals, Urchavams are conducted and celebrated recurrently.

Birudur is located in the Melmaruvathur road at 4 kms from Vandavasi town. Nearest Railway Station is located at Melmaruvathur located at about 25 kms from Birudur. Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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