Mel Sithamur Jain Math

Published: 06.11.2012
Updated: 07.11.2012
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Melsithamur Jain Temples and Jain Math

Melsithamur Jain Math is located near Gingee in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is the primary religious center of the Tamil Jain community and is headed by Bhattaraka Laxmisena Swami. The Villupuram area has been an important centre of Jainism since ancient times. Historically, there was a Jain Math at Kanchipuram but it was shifted to its current location here. There are two temples at this place: one of them is dedicated to Parshvanatha, the other to Mallinatha, which was originally a boulder containing rock-cut images of Bahubali, Parshvanatha, Adinatha, Mahavira and Yakshi Ambika. These images were carved in the 9th century CE.





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  1. 1. Tirthankara Adinatha
  2. 19. Tirthankara Mallinatha
  3. 23. Tirthankara Parshvanatha
  4. 24. Tirthankara Mahavira
  5. Bahubali
  6. Bhattaraka
  7. Bhattaraka Laxmisena
  8. Gingee
  9. Jain Temples
  10. Jainism
  11. Kanchipuram
  12. Math
  13. Mel Sithamur
  14. Melsithamur
  15. Swami
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  17. Tamil Nadu
  18. Villupuram
  19. Yakshi
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