Jain Festival at Palakkad

The Jain Festival at Palakkad reflects the last vestige of Jainism in Kerala. Celebrated in the ancient Jain temple at Jainamedu near Palakkad, the festival is a throwback to the rituals and customs of the yore.

The historic granite Jain temple that is 32 feet long and 20 feet wide displays images of Jain Thirthankaras and Yakshinis. According to a legend, one Sutar, head of the Jains, built this temple 500 years ago for the Jain sage, Chandranathaswamy. . The Jain who came here from Mysore fled from this place during the invasion of Tipu Sultan.

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