Rock-Cut Jain Temple

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Rock-Cut Jain Temple
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Sittanavasal Cave also called as the Arivar Koil is a rock-cut Jain monastery or temple. This 2nd-century monument is a complex of caves in Sittanavasal village in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu. Its name roughly translates to a Tamil word which means "the abode of great saints". Explore the ancient monument full of scriptures and noteworthy murals painted on the cave walls.

Things to see

  • The remnants of ancient frescoes that were painted in the 7th century.
  • Murals painted with vegetable and mineral dyes
  • Polished rock beds containing Tamil inscriptions

How to get there?

  • Tiruchirappalli International Airport is the nearest airport to the caverns.
  • You can get down at the Vellanur Railway station to reach this site.
  • The Pulavanpatti Bus Stop is the closest bus stop to the Eladipattam caverns.


Rock-Cut Jain Temple

Rock-Cut Jain Temple, Chennai


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