Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jain Temple - Kolanupaka (Near Warangal)

             At a distance of 81 Kms from Warangal and 81 Kms from Hyderabad, the 2000 years old Jain Temple of Mahavira is located in Kolanupaka village (also called as Kulpak) in Nalgonda district. The temple is decorated with beautiful images of Tirthankaras and it's one of the important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country.

         The 5 ft high image of Mahavira is carved entirely out of jade. Kolanupaka was the second capital town of Kalyani Chalukyas during the 11th century. During this period the village was a great Jain centers in the south. The architecture of the temple is stunning with wonderful carvings on the temple walls.

         To visit Kolanupaka, one has to take diversion at Aleru town (the nearest Rail head) between Hyderabad & Warangal (75 Kms from Hyderabad & Warangal) and travel for 6 Kms. The Jain temple is 0.5 Kms from Kolanupaka Bus Station.
Timings: 5 AM to 8 PM
If you are travelling from Hyderabad to Warangal, Kolanupaka can be visited with 1-2 Hrs extra effort.

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