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Thirakoil
Thirakoil
(Tamil: திறக்கோயில்) is a village in Tellar (Tamil: தெள்ளார்) taluk in Tiruvannamalai (Tamil: திருவண்ணாமலை) district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The major occupation of the people living at this place is agriculture.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Information 3 Location 4 Transportation 5 Thirakoil
Thirakoil
Hill and the Digambara
Digambara
Jain Temple 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Etymology[edit] It is believed that this place got its name from the word "thurugal" (Tamil: துறுகல்) meaning rock. Later it modified to "thirakol" (Tamil: திறக்கோல்) then became Thirakoil (Tamil: திறக்கோயில்). Information[edit]

Cave and the carving

Name of the Place = Thirakoil Taluk = Tellar District = Tiruvannamalai State = Tamil Nadu Country = India Coordinates = 12°27'9"N 79°29'55"E Area = 1 km2 Population = 953 (2011)

Location[edit] Thirakoil
Thirakoil
is located 15 km southwest of Vandavasi, 7 km from Ponnur Kundkundar Philosophical Center. Thirakoil
Thirakoil
hill runs 1 km in northeast direction. Transportation[edit] Only private bus facilities are available to the nearest place Desur and Kilputhur. One has to walk approximately one km to reach Thirakoil. Thirakoil
Thirakoil
Hill and the Digambara
Digambara
Jain Temple[edit] There are three small caves present in the hill. One at the mid-South, other two at west and east side of the hill. These caves were used as Jain abodes during 8th Century.These caves were naturally formed in which Jain Monks lived. There is a monolithic stone of 25 feet high in which idols of four tirthankars (Mahavira, Parshva
Parshva
or Parsavanathar, Rishabha
Rishabha
or Kilaku Rishabanathar and Chandranathar) were carved nicely at the four sides. Until the 10th century this place was called Thandapuram (Tamil: தண்டபுரம்). Raja Raja Chola I's inscriptions of 1007 A. D. quotes these cave abodes as Sankaraippalli (Tamil: சங்கரைப் பள்ளி) and Mai Sutthappalli (Tamil: மை சுத்தப் பள்ளி). Bhagavan Mahavira's idol is worshipped at the temple which is recently built.

Old and New Steps

Mahavira

Parshva
Parshva
or Parsavanathar, 23rd tirthankar. This carving depicts Parsavanathar in meditating position and Dharanendiran, Padmavathy protecting him using umbrella from kamadan who was his past life enemy from throwing rocks to disturb him.

Rishabha
Rishabha
or Kilaku Rishabanathar

Chandranathar (Chandraprabha)

See also[edit]

Jainism Tamil Jain List of Jain temples Jain Sculpture Jain temple

References[edit]

Leaflet provided by Thirakoil
Thirakoil
Digambara
Digambara
Jain temple
Jain temple
committee http://www.tamiljains.org/ http://ddws.gov.in/ddwsimis/RuralWaterSupply/Reports/ReportYSRHabitationDistrict.aspx?districtId=0447&districtname=TIRUVANNAMALAI L. Kumar, "Battle of Wandewash-250" (வந்தவாசிப் போர்-250), Akani Publications, Compiled by M. Rajendiran and A. Vennila, 2010 (In Tamil)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Thirakoil.

External video

Documentary on the Jain heritage of Thirakoil

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