Samanar Palli

by Dr.Vasudevan Ganapathy On 23/02/2014 - 4:36 AM

A 2000 years old Jain Heritage treasure at Madurai- All the hills in and around Madurai are Jain Hills- One is at Konkar Puliyan Kulam- 17km west of Madurai on Madurai- Kambam Highway. 2kms from Madurai Kamaraj Uinversity. The hill is also called Panchapandavar Malai. it has a very large cave with about 50 stone beds; this was the abode of Jain Ascetics from 2nd cent.BCE. at one plce on the rock a bas relief Thirthankar idol is present which was the gift of Great Achrya Ajja Nandhi who revived JinaDharma In Madurai and the whole of Tamil nadu around 10th cent CE, On the brow of the cave three Tamil- Brahmi Inscriptions are found dating back to 2nd cent. BCE ( 2000 years old)....( walk ). Ref from