(Last Updated on : 02/07/2012)
Shri Palkunnu Parshvanatha Teerth located in Kerala
is a Jain pilgrimage centre. The teerth kshetra is situated in the nearby town of Anjkunnu at a distance of 6 km away. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshvanatha
, the twenty-third Jain Tirthankara.
Temple of Shri Palkunnu Parshvanatha Teerth
The history of Shri Palkunnu Parshvanatha Teerth states that it is a very ancient teerth. As per reference the teerth was once a rich and a prosperous place and was resided by many people. The temple housing the idol of Shri Palkunnu Parshvanatha Bhagwan is very beautiful and is worth visiting. The Digambara
temple has been brilliantly decorated with intricate artistic designs that enhance the look of the temple. The creative works of the craftsmen depicts their skills. The walls and pillars of the temple are adorned with specimens of ancient art and paintings. The idol of the Lord is white in colour and is seated in a padmasana
posture. The idol has been beautifully carved from a single stone and looks very appealing. The smiling face of the Lord looks very calm and serene.
The Temple of Sri Palkunnu Teerth organizes many annual gatherings and functions that are celebrated with much enthusiasm. There are provisions for dharamshalas or rest houses for the pilgrims that are well equipped with all modern facilities. There are also facilities for Upashrays, Ayambilshala and Jnanabhandar. The idol of Lord Parshvanatha is believed to possess miraculous powers and is visited by thousands of Jains and non Jains from far off places. They come here to offer their prayers to the Lord and receive his blessings. It is believed that if prayed with all devotion the Lord fulfils the wishes of the pilgrims. The teerth being situated in the midst of beautiful natural surroundings attracts many pilgrims. The scenic beauty and the calm and tranquil environment mesmerize and fascinate the pilgrims. The teerth kshetra is a perfect place for religious activities. It is well connected to road, rail and air. Taxi services and bus services are easily available here. The nearest railway station is situated in Calicut that is at distance of 110 kilometers. The nearest bus stand is located at Anjkunnu. The chief cities of Mysore
are located at a distance of about 150 Km and Panmaram is situated at a distance of 10 Km.