Chitaral Jain Monument

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1000 years ago, this hill lock, known as Thirucharanathupalli, was an abode for digambar jain monks. It is widely believed that the temple was built by King Vikramaditya.

Thirucharanathu bhataarIMG_20151129_171808343iyar – Pathmavathi is the goddess here. Besides, there are rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras. Lord Parshwanatha and Lord Mahavira idols are also carved in the temple.

Chitaral Malai is located aboIMG_20151129_172452630ut 7 km from Marthandam and 55 km from Kanyakumari.  Marthandam is on NH-47. Buses are plying frequently between Nagercoil and Trivandrum on NH-47. The nearest airport is Trivandrum which is 50 km far.

 

— Pushpa Prakash

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