Jain Temples in Sultan Bathery

The Jain Temple in Bathery is said to date all the way back to the 13th century, and their all-granite framework is correlated to it being built in the Vijayanagara architectural style. It has served as a shrine, a trade centre and also an ammunition dumping ground for Tipu Sultan during the 18th century. Today, the wonderfully made pillars of these Jain Temples offer peace and solitude to all who visit.

Sulthan Bathery has managed to sustain a strong and special connection to Jainism to this day. This relationship dates all the way back in the 12th century, when the first Jain migrants appeared in the area. It would continue increasing at a steady pace for over 400 years, with a majority of the new settlers being traders who dealt with cash crops. Today, the Gowdas of the area are among the last remaining families that are descended from the original migrants.

While most are in ruins, 2 Jain temples still stand to this day. The temples at Puthangadi (which lies about 20 km from Kalpetta on the Panamaram to Nadavayal Route) and the other at SulthanBathery are remnants of the ancient relationship between the area and Jainism. The murals, carvings, stone pillars and paintings seen here, tell tales of a time which saw the birth of a new form of worship in the middle of a hilly and picturesque terrain.




Ananthanatha Swami Temple near Kalpetta  


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