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MEL-CHITTAMUR TEMPLE

LOCATION : 20 KMS FROM TRIVANDRUM

This place is also famous as "Jin-Kanchi Math". A fantastic statue of Bhagwan Parshvnath attracts the worshippers. Illusionary statues are embossed on the pinnacle crest and finial. In ancient time this was a Jain colony. A statue of Bhagwan Neminath is available. It is said this statue was erected in Mailapur, were a Church of saint Thomas exists nowadays. After destruction of that temple it was transferred to this place. One Bhattarak Gaddi is existing in the temple.

It is said that ascentic shri sandhi and pandit came here and this temple was established by them. In the ancient time there was a Jain Math in Kanchivaram but is has now been shifted here and shri Laxmi senji pattacharaya is managing this temple. Jain idols of silver, emerald and other jewels are placed in timber almirah.

The idol of Bhagwan parshvanath is charming. Thousands of palm frond books are in the Math. Hindi/English/Malyalam and kannad language books are also available. Every year a function is held for ten days on the auspicious occasion of Bhagwan Mahaveer Jayanti which is attend by thousands of people.

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