Jain Temples In Wayanad
Jain Temples at Wayanad is an important tourist spot for Jains and multi cultural guests. These temples are an excellent piece of Jain architecture.
Jain Temple at Puliyarmala, situated 4 kms north of Kalpetta, is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami, one of the most revered Jain Saint.
Glass temple at Koottamundu is located on the slopes of Vellarimala and is dedicated to Parshwanatha Swami. The mirrors inside the temple wall reflect images of the icons in the temple's sanctum sanctorum.
The Jain Temple at Sulthan Bathery is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. Built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important centre for commercial activity and eventually as a Battery.
Apart from Sulthan Bathery temple, there are other significant Jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthanangadi are the best known of these.
Recommended Stay Duration : 1-2 nights.