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Shri Pudal Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 120 cms. high, black - colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Padmasana posture.

Tirth: It is on the Red Hill in the Pudal village at a distance of 15 kilometers from Madras.

Historicity: It is inferred that this tirth is older than 2500 years. Some time in the past, this was the chief capital of Jain kings. Kings of the Chowl dynasty built this temple. Since the idol is impressive and beautiful like Kesariyanath, this place is known as Kesarvadi. The chief honour of making this tirth prosperous goes to Swami Rikhavadashiji. This was the place of his sadhana and literary activities. He renovated this temple. The ancient idol of Padmavatidevi here is very miraculous. It is real wakeful idol and fulfils the wishes of faithful devotes.

Other Temples: In this compound, there is a beautiful pinnacled marble temple. The first Bhakatamar temple of South India will be here and a splendid idol of Shankeshvar Parshvanath will be installed on the upper storery.

Works of art and Sculpture: The crftsmanship of the idol gives an idea of the ancient art. It is a very beautiful and impressive idol. Carved from a single stone. Indras with fly-drives on the sides of Bhagawan, the three umbrellas, the Ashok tree, the bhamandal etc. are very beautiful and artistic and they infatuate the pilgrims. The idol of Parshvanathji installed on the floor of the upper storey is smiling and very fascinating. The large lakes near this temple supply drinking water to the Madras City. Around here, there are small and big hillocks of red earth. They are known as red hills.

Guidelines: The nearest station of Madras is at a distance of 15 kilometers. Bus services and private vehicles are available. There are very adequate board and lodging provisions. There are also an ayambilshala, an upashray etc.
Trust: Shri Adishvar Jain Svetmabar Temple Trust, Gandhi Road, Pudal, Red Hills, Madras : 600 066, State : Tamilnadu, India.

Bhagawan Parshvanath

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