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Jain Temple

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First Jain temple in South India is in Chennai, this temple is known as Shree Gujarati Swetamber Jain Mandir. Lord Parshwanatha, the 23rd Teerthankar is the presiding deity of this renowned shrine. The three gopurams and five doors of the Mandir have marble carvings based on the architectural principles of the famous Dilwara temples. Only marble has been used in the construction, and the architects, carvers and workers were brought in from Rajasthan. The idol is made of Quartz selected from the Chellur mines in Karnataka. The stone was considered special due to its green color, which, according to Jain scriptures, is the colour of God. Jain acharyas walk all the way to the Gujarati shwetambar Mandir from North India and stay here for 'Chatur Masa'. This is a must place to visit for all those visiting Chennai.
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"First Jain temple in South India is in Chennai,"

who ever has written this seems does not know Tamil Jain history. Old tamil history belongs to dravidian jains. many of dravid kings were jains. still we have hundreds of jain temples in tamilnadu which are 2000+ year old.
And Karnataka has great jain history with JAINISM as state religion for almost 500 years. once upon time more than 50% ...more
Posted by Sanjay Jain 6 year, 4 months ago

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