By Road Kalpetta has very good road connectivity with the rest of Kerala and neighbouring South Indian city.
By Rail The nearest Railway station is Kozhikode.
By Air The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 100 km from Kalpetta.
Brief History Of This Temple
This famous Jain temple is located at Puliyarmala, Kalpetta in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. It is dedicated to Lord Anantanatha the 14th Tirthankara. Jainism came to Kerala in the 3rd century BCE after Chandragupta Maurya travelled to Shravanabelagola in Karnataka accompanied by the Jain Acharya Bhadrabahu. Many of the followers travelled further South to Tamil Nadu and Kerala in search of places of solitude for meditation and penance. Jainism received royal patronage from some of the Kings which helped in the spread of Jainism.
Sculpture in this Temple
The outer entrance of the temple has a large pillar of carved granite in front of the main gate. The entrance doors contain intricately carved panels. Constructed in the traditional Dravidian style, the ornate carvings of the stupa are colourfully painted as they rise in a pyramid shape to the top where there is a carving of Mahavir. The small steps of the temple's main shrine are covered with many different Jain idols and symbols constructed of stone, brass and gold.
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Puliyarmala Jain Temple Kalpetta
This temple belonging to the faith, Jainism is in Wayanad
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Drive to this temple
Kalpetta has very good road connectivity with the rest of Kerala and neighbouring South Indian city.
Trains to this temple
The nearest Railway station is Kozhikode.
Fly to this temple
The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, 100 km from Kalpetta.