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Tamilnadu Jain Temple Tour

Duration

06 Nights / 07 Days

Places Covered

Chennai- PUZHAL TEMPLE- Chennai- Sri Jain Swetamber Dadabadi- Chennai- Kanchipuram- Chennai - Madurai

Overview

Tamilnadu Jain Temple Tour

Tamil Nadu is one sacred and spiritual state in India that boasts of some exquisite Jain Temples that make excellent pilgrimage site. Drive to 125 kms away from Chennai to visit Puzhal temple. This is an ancient and popular tirtha of Tamilnadu. Here a very grand image of the first Tirathankara Lord Rsabhadeva and Lord Parsvanatha is installed. A grand statue of Lord Parsvanatha is also installed here. Later drive to visit The Adeeswar temple is situated in Polal village, which is in the Grand Trunk Road i.e. the highway road connecting Chennai to its nearby states. Kanchipuram is an important landmark in the history of the Jains. Many of the Pallava kings belonged to Jainism. The temples of the Jaina Tirthankaras were built in the Ninth Century A.D. The temples contain several fresco paintings and a grand image of Bhagwan Mahaveer. The Meenakshi temple was famous in the name of Shri Dharamdevi Kushmandani Mateshwari. This temple has gigantic towers and a hall of thousand pillars. There was a colosics idol of Bhagwan Neminath and many idols of other Tirthankars.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Chennai- PUZHAL TEMPLE- Chennai

Begin your tour
Land Chennai railway station/airport
Welcome to Vardhman's "Tamilnadu Jain Temple Tour". Vardhman's representative will meet & greet you & then transfer you to your hotel.
Fresh up & then drive to 125 kms away from Chennai to visit Puzhal temple. This is an ancient and popular tirtha of Tamilnadu. Here a very grand image of the first Tirathankara Lord Rsabhadeva is installed. A grand statue of Lord Parsvanatha is also installed here.
This Tirtha is 1500 years old. King Koorumbar of Chola dynasty, who was a great devotee to Jina, constructed this temple. In ancient times, this place was popularly known as 'Puzhal Kotalam'. In the same temple, a very glorious image of Bhagavati Padmavati Devi is also installed. Thousands of devotee comes to visit this place. Near the temple, there is a modern choultry and dining Hall.
Later drive back to Chennai for overnight rest in the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Chennai [ADEESWAR TEMPLE OF POLAL]

This morning proceed to visit Jain temple in Chennai.
Jain Temple in Chennai is located in T. Nagar. This is a gleaming white, two-tired Jain Shantinath Jain Mandir. This temple stands in a striking contrast to the rock-cut temples of Tamilnadu. The main deity of the temple is Lord Parsvanatha who is the 23rd Tirthankara in Jainism. The temple is built of lime-and- soapstone and marble creating a dazzling impression. This is a marvel of modern temple art with an elevated sanctum accessible by a flight of steps.
Later drive to visit The Adeeswar temple is situated in Polal village, which is in the Grand Trunk Road i.e. the highway road connecting Chennai to its nearby states. The Polal village is been laid down near the Redhill Lake, which flows near the Polal village. It is believed that the temple was constructed in the first century B.C. According to the legends Valluvar who was staying in Mylapore at the early years of the A.D. century is a concentrated devotee of this principal god of Jains situated in the Adeeswar temple. The principal shrine in this temple is the Rishabhadev, and the first Tirthankar of Jainism. During the earlier years the Polal village was flocked with the followers of Jainism and it was developing immensely. Still now you can see the Vaishnavas at almost every corner of the village.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Chennai - Sri Jain Swetamber Dadabadi- Chennai

On day 3 of your tour proceed to visit Sri Jain Swetamber Dadabadi has been built in memory of Gurudev and Gurudev's footprints are seen in many temples. Founded around the year 1838 (Vikram Samvat 1895) Sri Jain Swetambar Dadabadi Temple & Gardens situated on the Konnur High Road in Ayanavaram, Madras-23, at its junction with the Government Hospital Road. It covers roughly 150 grounds (6 Cawnies 7 grounds 1523 Sq. ft.) and the entire area is walled. The Gurudev (Dada Saheb) Temple is about 137 years old. To the right of this temple there is a very big hall flanked on one side by a choultry and the other by a beautiful tank.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Chennai - Kanchipuram

This morning drive to Kanchipuram. Reach & check -In at your hotel.
Fresh up & then proceed to visit Jain Temples at Tirupparuthikkundram. Kanchipuram is an important landmark in the history of the Jains. Many of the Pallava kings belonged to Jainism. The temples of the Jaina Tirthankaras were built in the Ninth Century A.D. The temples contain several fresco paintings and a grand image of Bhagwan Mahaveer.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Kanchipuram-Chennai to Madurai by train

This morning drive back to Chennai.
Reach & visit Art and Bronze Gallery. (Closed on Fridays and Public holidays). Drive through the Flower and Fruit market, High court, Fort Museum, Marina Beach, San Thome Cathedral and Snake Park.
Later in the evening transfer to Chenai Egmore railway station to board train for Madurai.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Madurai

Reach Madurai Junction railway station. Vardhman representative will meet you & then transfer to your hotel.
Fresh up & then visit. It is a famous religious and tourist place. In ancient time, the Meenakshi temple was famous in the name of Shri Dharamdevi Kushmandani Mateshwari. This temple has gigantic towers and a hall of thousand pillars. There was a colosics idol of Bhagwan Neminath and many idols of other Tirthankars. It is said that decrement kind of jewellers costing millions is available in this temple. Many Jin bimbs have been hidden. The peak point of the gate is made of gold polished on copper. 108 pillars chambered ceilling canopies lotus are made on the roof. These pillars have the symbols of Jainism. It is credence that Meenakshi Devi was Jain. There are 21 hills all around the city, and Jin Bimba are inscribed on some of the hills. There are huge caves for Jain saints. This entire area was related to Jain Saints Arishtnemi, Maghnandi, Gunsen, Vardhaman, Kanaknandi etc.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Madurai

This morning after breakfast transfer to Madurai railway station/ airport to board train/flight for your onward destination with sweet & unforgettable memories of your tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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