Monday Jun 17, 2024

Deepangudi Deepanayaga Swamy Jain Temple, Thiruvarur

Address

Deepangudi Deepanayaga Swamy Jain Temple, Deepangudi, Thiruvarur district- 612603 Phone: +91 9698456887

Diety

Rishabadev

Introduction

Deepanayaga Swamy Jain Temple is dedicated to Jain Thirthankar Rishabadev located at Deepangudi Village in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. It is believed to build during 11th Century A.D. The Temple follows Dravidian architecture. Main deity Rishabadev is called as Deepanayaga Swamy. The Temple is located at about 6 Kms from Engan, 17 Kms from Thiruvarur, 9 Kms from Thirukkannamangai and 110 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy

Puranic Significance

Deepangudi Village derives the name from the deity. It was believed that sons of Sri Rama, hero of epic Ramayana, Lava and Kusha worshipped Lord Rishabadev of this temple. Jayamkondar, Tamil Poet, Author of Kalingathu Bharani belongs to this village. Kunthavai, the sister of Chola Emperor Rajaraja Cholan worshipped the Lord and gave offerings. The Temple is renovated by the local habitants and boasts a beautiful look. Daily two times Nithya Pooja is going on. Apart from all Jain festivals, Nalgnanavizha, Akshaya Tritiya, Samyak Gnyan and Aadi Festival are celebrated every year. Now it is under the control of Tamilnadu Government.

Special Features

Lord Rishabadev is worshiped as Sri Dheepanayagaswamy meaning shower of Light, Temple is a Architect marvel built using Lime and red bricks, References are that the temple was built during 11 century CE during Chola Rule, Famous Tamil Poet, Jayamkondar( author of Kalingathu Barani) , a Jain who hailed from Deepanguidi village, An old saying that Lava & Kusa , Sons of Lord Rama have worshiped Lord Rishabadev here in Deepangudi

Festivals

Mahaveer Jayanthi, the Jains of Tamil Nadu gather on the day every year to light 1008 lamps and celebrate the festival of enlightenment.

Century/Period/Age

11th Century A.D.

Managed By

Department of Tamilnadu Government Archaeology

Nearest Bus Station

Deepangudi

Nearest Railway Station

Thiruvarur

Nearest Airport

Trichy

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