The Ancient Jain temple is located at Sultan Bathery, earlier known as Kidaganad town of Kerala. It is said to have been built in the 13th century CE. The temple is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
At a distance of 24 km from Kalpetta & 1 km from Sulthan Bathery Bus Station, Jain Temple is an ancient temple located in the heart of Sulthan Bathery town in Wayanad district. This is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region and also one of the best heritage places to visit in Wayanad.
Few holy sites have ever served as a shrine, an administrative hub and as an ammunition base for an invading army. One of the holiest sites for Jainism across the country lies in the gorgeous hills of Sulthan Bathery.
The Bathery Jain Temple, dating back to the 13th century, is said to have been built in the prevalent architectural style of the then reigning Vijayanagar Dynasty. Tipu Sultan set up his battery at this site, and today the entirety of Sulthan Bathery is named after the same. One is immediately made aware of the sanctity and colourful past that shrouds this temple in both grandeur and mystique.
The temple is now a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India.
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Additional information / F.A.Q
No, bhojanshala / food in temple. you can find pure veg restaurents nearby.
1. Holy site
2. Architectural style
3. Monument of national importance.
4. Great carvings and pillars
How do I get to edakkal caves?
The nearest railway station to Jain temple is at Kozhikode/Calicut which is located at an approximate distance of 97 km. The nearest airport to Jain temple is also at Calicut and it takes nearly 3 hours to reach Jain temple if you follow the Calicut-Wayanad road.
Kannur Airport also near and it's about 118 km.
Morning and evening.
Yes of course. it's good to visit for History Buffs, Experience Seekers and God Lovers.
Updated on 01/01/2020