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Nearly 120 cms. high, black - colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the
It is on the Red Hill in the Pudal village at a distance of 15 kilometers
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jain Svetmabar Temple Trust, Gandhi Road, Pudal, Red Hills, Madras : 600
066, State : Tamilnadu, India.