Jain temple in Tiruvannamalai

Jain temple / Image (C) Abul Kalam Azad

Mahaveeran / Image (C) Abul Kalam Azad

Tirumalai (“the holy mountain”; also later called as Arhasugiri, “the holy mountain of the Arhar”) is a Jain temple and cave complex dating from at least the 9th century that is located northwest of Polur in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India. The complex includes 3 Jain caves, 2 Jain temples and a 16 meter high sculpture of Neminatha thought to date from the 12th century. This sculpture of Neminatha is the tallest Jain image in Tamil Nadu.

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