An enduring symbol of a bygone era, a sacred destination that has cemented its rightful place in history, a place of worship that is considered divine by thousands – the Jainimedu Jain Temple is indeed an institution worth visiting. When it comes to places of worship in the region, this temple stands out for being a centre of worship of the Jain community. Located in the village of Jainimedu where once 400 Jain families lived, the temple dates back to the 15th century and is still today visited by people from far and wide.
Situated in the western suburbs of Palakkad, the Jain temple is 32 ft long and 20 ft wide. The temple has on display various elegant images of Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. The temple is dedicated to Chandraprabha, a Thirthankar of the Jain faith. The temple was constructed by a family of diamond merchants from Karnataka. The temple, which was in a dilapidated state for several years, was renovated in 2013.
Located on the Southern banks of the Kalpathy River, the village of Jainimedu occupies a significant position in Kerala’s history and culture. Kumaranasan, one of the iconic Malayalam poets wrote his masterpiece named ‘Veenapoovu’ by residing in a Jain house in the region.
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