Jain Temple, Kidanganad

Sultan Bathery temple, originally known as Bathery Jain Temple, is a famous Jain temple located at Sultan Bathery, earlier known as Kidanganad town of Kerala.[1]

Jain Temple, Kidanganad
സുൽത്താൻ ബത്തേരി ക്ഷേത്രം
Sultan Bathery temple
Bathery Jain Temple
FestivalsMahavir Jayanti
LocationSultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala
Jain Temple, Kidanganad is located in Kerala
Jain Temple, Kidanganad
Shown within Kerala
Jain Temple, Kidanganad is located in India
Jain Temple, Kidanganad
Jain Temple, Kidanganad (India)
Geographic coordinates11°39′36.6″N 76°15′02.5″E / 11.660167°N 76.250694°E / 11.660167; 76.250694
StyleVijayanagara architecture
Date established13th Century

About temple edit

The Sultan Bathery temple originally known as, Bathery Jain Temple, was constructed in the 13th century CE by Jains migrated to the region from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.[2][3][4] The temple was built during the reign of Vijayanagara empire.[5][6] The temple is a 25 x 7.5 x 4 meter structure that features ornate columns and a stone slabs roof. The temple was an important Jain center until, the temple was invaded and later used it to keep his battery (ammunition store) by Tipu Sultan, of Kingdom of Mysore, in the 18th century.[7] The temple is part of Jain circuit of Kerala.[3][8]

The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.[9]

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  1. ^ Archaeological Survey of India 1903, p. 19.
  2. ^ Philip 2024.
  3. ^ a b "Heritage of Kerala, Wayanad" (PDF). Kerala State Planning Board. Government of Kerala. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  4. ^ Singh et al. 2013, p. 710.
  5. ^ "Bathery Jain Temple, Wayanad". Department of Tourism (Kerala). Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Bathery Jain Temple". Rural Tourism. Ministry of Tourism (India). Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  7. ^ George 2021, p. 141.
  8. ^ "New 'circuit' to promote Jain culture in Wayanad". The New Indian Express. 16 December 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  9. ^ ASI, archived from the original on 4 March 2016, retrieved 30 December 2015

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