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Jain Temple Wayanad (Timings, History, Entry Fee, Images & Information)

Jain Temple Wayanad Entry Fee

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Jain Temple Wayanad Address: Jain Temple Rd, Sultan Bathery, Kerala, 673592, India

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Jain Temple Wayanad Timings

Day Timing
Monday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wedesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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The Jain Temple in Wayanad is one of the holiest sites for Jain followers in the region. It’s one of the most important medieval Jain settlements in Wayanad and around. This temple is also one of the oldest Jain temples in Kerala.

It once served an array of purposes apart from being a religious shrine. It was also sheltering Tipu Sultan’s army in the 18th century. Today, only the temple structure remains. And it stands tall with its beams and pillars.

This ruined Jain Temple in Wayanad is an educational and historical destination. It’s known as the Ancient Jain Temple. And it’s a symbol of the rich cultural legacy of Kerala.

Where is the Jain Temple in Wayanad?

The Ancient Jain Temple Wayanad lies in the green hills of Sultan Bathery. And even if it’s in ruins, you shouldn’t miss visiting it. The temple is on the Bangalore-Calicut Highway, about 25 km from Wayanad.

History of Wayanad Jain Temple

Bathery Jain Temple Wayanad was constructed in the 13th century CE during the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire. It served as an important Jain center and a shrine during the peak of Jainism in Wayanad. Then, when Shaivism and Vaishnavism of the Hindu religion flourished, it became an important center for their activities.

In the 18th century, when Tipu Sultan ruled the Kingdom of Mysore, he used this Jain Temple in Wayanad as the battery (ammunition store). The temple also housed some of his armies.

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Things to do at Jain Temple Wayanad

1. Getting blessings from Mahavir - The temple is sacred for the local Jain community. It’s part of the Jain Circuit of Kerala. But it doesn’t have any idols inside. In the sanctum, you'll find a square slab of granite with a carving of Mahavir Jain. The idol is in the Ananthanatha Temple at Kalpetta. Once a year, on Mahavir Jayanti, it’s brought here for worship.

2. Marvelling at the temple architecture – The temple architecture has strong influences of the Vijayanagara architectural style. It’s built on a raised platform with extensively carved square pillars to support the stone slab roof.

The front-facing veranda (Mukha Mandapa) leads you to the inner courtyard (Maha Mandapa) and then the sanctum. It has a few small statues of Jain Tirthankaras and figurines of Hindu deities like Ganesha and Vishnu.

3. Exploring the symbolic carvings – Jain Temple Wayanad is a calm place to explore the cultural heritage of the region. The Archaeological Survey of India has worked on preserving the art on the structure. You’ll find many carvings on the pillars and doorways. They have symbols of Jain importance, like a snake, a swan and various floral designs.

Jain Temple Wayanad Timings and Entry Fee

Jain Temple in Sultan Bathery Wayanad is open every day throughout the year. Its opening times are from 8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM. And the best time to visit the temple is in winter, between November and February. The weather in Wayanad is the best on those days.

Entry to Wayanad Jain Temple is free for anyone.

How to reach Jain Temple in Wayanad?

Bathery Ancient Jain Temple is 25 km away from Wayanad. The nearest bus depot is in Sultan Bathery, about 2 km away. The closest railway station is in Kozhikode (96 km away). The nearest airport to the temple is Calicut International Airport (105 km away).

And here’s how to reach Jain Temple Wayanad –

By bus – The temple falls on the highway connecting Bangalore and Calicut. And you’ll find many buses from Wayanad and Sultan Bathery to drop you there.

By taxi/cab – Hiring a cab or taxi is the most convenient and most comfortable way to visit Jain Temple. You can book a cab from the top car rental companies in Wayanad and visit this temple and other tourist places of Wayanad.

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