It is located in Kolanupaka village in Nalgonda district. Kulpakji also Kolanupaka Temple is a Jain shrine at the village of Kolanupaka in Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1][2] The temple houses three idols: one each of Lord Rishabha, Lord Neminath, and Lord Mahaveer.The Kolanupaka Temple is said to be more than two thousand years old. In its present form, is more than eight hundred years old. It is believed that Jainism was prevalent in Andhra Pradesh before the 4th century, and Kolanupaka was one of the prominent centres of Jainism from early times.

Lord Rishabha, popularly called Adinath Bhagvan, was the first Tirthankars in the Jain religion. It is believed that the original idol of Lord Adinath, known locally as Manikya Deva, has made Kolanupaka its abode.

There are eight idols of the other Tirthankars on both the sides of the main temple. The statue of Lord Mahaveer is 130 centimetres (51 in) tall and is said to be made of a single piece of jade. Idols of Lord Simandar Swami and Mata Padmavati are installed on either side of the main temple.

Kulpakji is an important pilgrimage center for Svetambara Jains of South India.

source: Wikipedia


 





Leave a Reply.