The Jain Temple at Kakutur Village is located on the National Highway No 5, is 12 km from Nellore city towards Chennai / Tirupati. It is in the Kakutur village, Venkatachalam Mandal of Nellore District. This temple is dedicated to the 24th Jain Thirthankara’s. The 24th been the Mahavira.
According to the historians the influence of Jainism existed in Nellore between 12th and 13th century. The idol of Varthamana, which is in front of the Varthamana Samajam was found while digging a tank in Barkas near the Collectorate office.
Presently the Jains have got constructed the 24th Theerthamkara Theerthadam in the five acres of land in Kakutur village, Venkatachalam Mandal of Nellore District. The foundation of the Theerthadam was laid in 1988 and on 25th April, 1996. Acharya Vijaya Sree Kalapoorna Sureswar Maharaj consecrated the idol of Mahaveer. For the construction of the above temple red stones were brought from Bhagatpur of Rajasthan. The architectural work of the temple is so beautiful. The four idols of Mahaveer made of marble stones are erected on the four sides of the temple.
Every inch of the temple is carved and chiseled in such a beautiful and artistic fashion that viewers find no words to admire the dexterity and craftsmanship of the sculptors. Thirty-three “Theerthamkars” also adorn the temple. This is considered as one of the best architectural Dham in the world.
There are many luxurious hotels at Nellore.
How to reach
Once you reach Nellore, you can avail local transportation to reach the temple.
Number of town buses available to reach Jain temple.
Nellore is a well connected city to all other Indian cities through rail and road.
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