Located at Sulthan Bathery, Bathery Jain temple is the most popular shrine in Kerala belonging to the Jain community. Believed to be built in the 13th century, this temple has a striking architecture. The architectural style of this pilgrim center has the strong influence of the ancient Vijayanagar Dynasty. Despite a well-known Jain temple, it was later converted to a commercial trading center. Interestingly, this temple was a battery or ammunition store for the army of Tipu Sultan during his invasion of Kerala. Since Tipu Sultan used this temple as a battery, the town got its name Sulthan Bathery.
Built with massive granite pillars with beautiful carvings, this Jain temple is known for its amazing architecture and charming sculptures. Although this temple is almost plain at the exteriors, it has a detached pillared Mandapam without the roof on the front area called Namaskara mandapam. Pilgrims can see small statues of the Tirthankaras of Jain community and sacred Jain figures at the Mahamandapam and Sanctum of the temple. You can see amazing floral motifs at the lower area of the doorway of this shrine. Kozhikode is the nearest railway station to this Jain temple which is around 97 kilometers away from Sulthan Bathery. Kozhikode International Airport is almost 120 kilometers from this pilgrimage center.