Wednesday, 7 February 2018

BAGAVAN SRI 1008 ADHINATHAR DIGAMBARAR JAIN TEMPLE AT KOLIYANUR - THE REMAINS OF JAINISM IN THONDAI NADU - GOLDEN JUBILEE AHIMSA WALK .

05th February 2018.
After visiting the Thirunarungundram Sri Parswanathar Hill cave temple, many people wished to go to this Jeenalayam, since this place Koliyanur , is on the way to Chennai. I was little hesitant to visit this temple, since it is a newly constructed Jeenalayam. Since I was an odd person and do not have any choice, so went along with them. After visiting this Jeenalayam, I was very happy to know that the Jeenalayam has got a historical value.

Deity : Sri Adhinathar
Some of the details are as follows...

It was told that Mr Ananda Kumar, BDO of this area belongs to Jain community identified on this place / land,  once existed  a Jeenalayam. Portion of the land was recovered from the encroachers and this new Jeenalayam was built under the head of Sri Vishveshvar Maharaj.

During the earth excavation fragments of old Jeenalayams pillars, inscription tablets, statues were unearthed and installed.  Manasthambam and alter are at the front. The Jeenalayam was constructed  with sanctum, antarala and mahamandapam.  It was told that the Adhinathar was similar to Mel Sithamur  jeenalayam moolavar. Since size was big, sanctum was built after positioning Moolavar sri Adhinathar. 24 Theerthangarars marble statues are installed in the mandapam.

Sannadhi for Kashta Nivaran Shethrabalakar, Sri Adhinathar ( this statue is of 1500 years old and the same was unearthed during expansion of Chennai meenambakkam airport) and Sri Padmavathy.

It was surprised to note that the devotees believes  like hindus worshiping Kashta Nivarana Shethrabalakar to relieve from problems in life and to get rid of those problems, special poojas are offered on Ashtami thithi day which occurs during descending moon.

HOW TO REACH:
Koliyanur is on the way from Villupuram to Pondichery, about 10 KM from Villupuram
Koliyanur is also on the route From Chennai to Panruti.

LOCATION: CLICK HERE

 This statue is of 1500 years old and the same was unearthed during expansion of Chennai Meenambakkam airport

 An unearthed Statue

 An unearthed Statues

 Sri Padmavathy amman





 An unearthed inscription Tablet.

Kashta Nivarana shethra balakar 

---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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