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Shri Ponnurmalia Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 75 cms. high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Mahavir Swami in the Padmasana postures.

Tirth: It is at the foot of the Ponnurmalai hill.
Historicity: According to the Digambar sect, this was the land of penance of Acharya Kundakund. He was the pre-eminent Sudhu of the Dravid Sangha. By virtue of his impressive and spiritual life style, he glorified this land and Tamilnadu. This great Sadhu purified every particle of this land. A fair is held here every year on the tenth day of the bright half of the month of Posh. The people of this place begin an auspicious work after praying to him.

Other Temples: At present, the footmarks of Kundakundacharya are there, installed on the hill.

Works of art and Sculpture: On the hill and at the foot of it, the natural beauty of the peaceful atmosphere absorbs the mind in sadhana. The pure particles of this place give experience of great peace to the soul.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Dindivanam is at a distance of nearly 40 kilometers and the chief city of Madras is at a distance of 130 kilometers. The Ponnur village is at a distance of 3 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there at the foot of the hill.
Trust: Shri Acharya Kundakund Ashram, Ponnurmalai, Taluk: - Vandavasi, Dist:- North Arcot, State - Tamilnadu, India.

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