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Mulnayak: Black-colored (original stone color) idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Khadgasana posture.

Tirth: It is on a hill near the Tirunarunkonde village.
Historicity: This is a land of penance of many ascetics. The tirth belongs to the times between the third century and the fifth century. It seems that the many caves here were made for ascetics to make practice penance. Inscriptions belonging to the period from the ninth to the sixteenth century are available. It is mentioned that many Jain kings took interest in the development of this region. A fair is held here every year from the tenth to the fifteenth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh. Jains and non-Jains come to this Digambar Atishay Kshetra for fulfillment of their wishes. At present, the local people know Bhagawan Parshvanath as Appandanadar.

Other Temples: There are at present no other temples.

Works of art and Sculpture: This three-pinnacled temple looks very beautiful from a distance. It is an ideal specimen of the art of the times of the Chol dynasty. The idol of Bhagawan Chandraprabh Swami in this temple is very impressive and spectacular. The workmanship of the idols of gods and goddesses carved on the peaks of the temple is very attractive.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Ulundurpet is at a distance of 25 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. There are steps for climbing this small hill. Boarding and lodging provisions are there.
Trust: Shri Parshvanath Bhagawan Jain Mandir, Tirunarunkonde,
Dist: South ArkaduKarana, State: Tamilnadu, India.

Shri Parshvanath Bhagwan


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