Jain temple Wayanad is located near Sulthan Bathery. It is also known by the name Ananthanatha swami temple. This Jain temple Wayanad is dedicated to the great Jain saint by name Ananthanatha swami. Ananthanatha swami temple is located near Kalpetta at a distance of six Km from Kalpetta. This Jain temple Wayanad is generally referred to as Tippu’s fort because King Tippusultan stored his ammunition in this fort during his reign.. Another name given to this Jain temple is Sultan’s battery. Jain temple Wayanad is known to be constructed in the thirteenth century. This temple and its surroundings have served as an essential place for commercial developments. It is sad to note that the beautiful pillars of Ananthanatha swami temple are ruined due to several reasons.
The inner portion of the temple and the sanctum sanctorium are very quiet and serene. You should visit this temple to enjoy that tranquility and view the excellent architecture involved in its construction.
This Temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important centre for commercial activity and eventually as a battery (ammunition store) for Tipu Sulthan’s marching armies.
Apart from this temple, there are other significant jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthenangadi are the best known of these. With their beautifully carved pillars now partly ruined, and the area rather derelict, these sites exude a peculiar airomystery. The temple is 24 Kms. away from kalpetta, 12 Kms. away from Sulthan Bathery and 41 Kms. away from Mananthavady.
Distances from: KPA-24 Km, SBY-1 Km, MDY-41 Km
Apart from Sulthan Bathery temple, there are other significant Jain remnants in Wayanad. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthanangadi are the best known of these. With their beautifully carved pillars now partly ruined, and the area rather derelict, these sites exude a particular air of mystery.
Witnessing the existence of Jain in Wayanad, the Jain temple still exists in Wayanad. This Jain temple is considered to be built in the 13th century. Tippu Sultan used this temple as his Battery (shells store) for his army and hence it is also known as Tippu’s fort. This Jain temple is the most important place with Jain ruins, in Kerala. For a while the Jain temple also served as a Hindu shrine, an important center for commercial activity. The temples at Punchavayal and Puthenangadi are other significant Jain remnants in Wayanad. There beautifully carved pillars are partly ruined. The Jain temple is located 24 kilometers away from Kalpetta and 12 kilometers away from Sultan Bathery.
Malayalam text display at temple