Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mahaveerar Jain Temple, Veliyanallur, Thiruvannamalai

Mahaveerar Jain Temple, Veliyanallur, Thiruvannamalai
Mahaveerar Jain Temple is located at Veliyanallur Village in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. Veliyanallur village is located at about 7 Kms from Cheyyar town. The Temple has north facing entrance and has a three tier Rajagopuram. The Temple is surrounded by walls on all sides. Every stage of the tower got eight mortar idols of Jinars, four exhibits on each side. The tower has all aspects from Athistana to stupi like Sala, goot, Nasi, Mahanasi, padmam and five Kalashas on the peak.

The Vedi-block is surrounded by beautiful Garden and paved corridor. Dwajasthambam and high stage altar were installed on the front of sanctum. Sanctum got Shri Mahaveerar Vardhamana Jinar, black granite plate bas relief has features of Padmam, Ashtamangala and Kumbam in Singadhana bheet, two Shamara (whisk) maids, tri-umbrella and Praba circle which provide a splendid appearance.

The sanctum is crowned by simple vimana with shikhara and Kalasha on the peak. On griva stage four Jinar cement idols are exhibits on each direction and at the corner got single head with dual body lion mortar idols.  Inside Arthamandapam all metal idols, like some Thirthankars, Panchaparameshti, Nantheeswara Deepam model, Yaksh, Yakshi Shri Padmavathy and Shri Dharmadevi, are exhibited inside on four galleries two on either side of aisle. Mugamandapam porch offers a majestic look.

On the fore head of this porch a gallery (sala with devamadam) got Jinar idol in sitting posture at front. At the western side, Shri Jwalamalini shrine with small Vimana and Kalasha is located.  Adjacent to that two Jinar granite statues are sheltered by concrete terrace.

One is predecessor of Moolnayak which got all eight feature of Samavasaran Jinar (but a mutilation is in tri-umbrella). Another one has no lanchan Thirthankar might be very old one. Regular poojas and rituals are conducted at the appropriate time. All Jain festivals are celebrated on the relevant dates. Contact: + 91 9842338531.

Veliyanallur village is located at about 7 Kms from Cheyyar town, travel towards east and getting a south turn at Puliyampakkam in the Kanchipuram road will leads you to this Temple. It is located at about 30 Kms from Kanchipuram and 98 Kms from Thiruvannamalai. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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