Standing on a hillock near the village of Chitharal, Jain Monuments of Chitharal are a famous tourist destination in the district of Tamil Nadu. There are two huge monuments that have the carvings done of the Jain Tirthankaras. These monuments are said to date back to the 9th century and are visited by the followers of Jainism on a large scale.
It Is Known For:-
1) The entire region was under the rule of the Digambar sect of Jainism. King Mahendravarman I constructed all these Jain monuments
2) Chitharal Jain Monuments are known for the carved figures they carry. In both of the monuments, one can witness the beautifully carved structures of all the Jain Tirthankaras
3) The monuments also have the sculptures of the Hindu mythological creatures. On the main wall that holds the sculpture of Parshavanath, the sculpture of Adishesha can be seen as well
4) In the other monument, a smaller side is dedicated to Goddess Durga where she is depicted with a hundred hands and mounted on a lion
Best Time To Visit:-
Chitharal Jain Monuments can be visited during any time of the year keeping in mind with the level of comfort. The best time to pay a visit to this site is during October-February because the temperatures are suitable for touring the hillocks and seeing monuments conveniently.
Chitharal village is well-connected with all the major roads. It can be reached easily by bus or taxi. From the village, the autos and bullock-carts are available to reach Chitharal Jain Monuments.
Nearest Railway Station- Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Trivandrum Airport
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