Jainimedu Jain Temple is a popular Jain temple in Palakkad, Kerala. This holy shrine is devoted to Chandraprabha, the Tirthankar of the Jain faith. One of the most visited pilgrimage sites contains the images of Jain Tirthankaras and Yakshinis in this 32 feet long and 20 feet wide temple. Jainimedu Jain Temple is a 15th-century Jain temple which was built by two merchants hailing from Karnataka. The architecture of the shrine has granite walls and it is carved by the idols of Chandranthan, Vijayalakshmi, Jwalamohini, Rish Abha Natha, Parswa Nathan and Padmavathi. The name behind the templw however was given by the Shettys who were the first Jains living in Kerala.
There were more than 400 Jain families lived in Palakkad but only a few families of this community are staying here today. The famous Malayalam poet, Kumaranasan wrote his classic poem, Veenapoovu (The fallen flower) at one of the Jain houses in this area. The temple is only 2 kilometers away from the Palakkad railway station. The nearest airport to this Jain temple is Coimbatore International Airport in Tamil Nadu which is approximately 70 kilometers away from this shrine. Enjoy your holiday at the popular pilgrimage centers and best heritage sites of Kerala through the travel packages of Tour My India.
Festivals - Mahavir Jayanti
Location - Palakkad, Kerala
7:00 am to 10:30 am, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How to Reach
Jainimedu Jain Temple is located in Palakkad, Kerala and you will easily find local transports like autos to get you around.
Best time to visit
December to February is the best time to visit. However, April is the best time to visit to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti.