Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Kolanupaka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kolanupaka/Kulpakji is a popular village in Alair Mandal in the Nalgonda District in the state of Telangana, India. This village is the home for a remarkable Jain Temple, Kolanupaka. The temple houses three idols: one each of Lord Rishabha, Lord Neminath, and Lord Mahaveer. The temple is about 77 km from Hyderabad on the Hyderabad-Warangal Highway.

 

 

The Kolanupaka Temple is said to be more than two thousand years old. In its present form, is more than eight hundred years old. It is believed that Jainism was prevalent in Telangana before the 4th century, and Kolanupaka was one of the prominent centres of Jainism from early times.

 

 

Lord Rishabha, popularly called Adinath Bhagvan, was the first Tirthankars in the Jain religion. It is believed that the original idol of Lord Adinath, known locally as Manikya Deva, has made Kolanupaka its abode.

 

 

The architecture of the temple is stunning with wonderful carvings on the temple walls. The Jain temple of Kolanupaka was made using red sand stone and the pillars of temple are made out of white marble.

 

 

The temple was in a ruined condition for years and was renovated in late 20th century. The temple was renovated by employing more than 150 artisans from Rajasthan and Gujarat. The old garbhagruha was preserved and a complete new temple was created surrounding the existing tower.

 

 

Source:  

 

https://yadadri.telangana.gov.in/tourist-place/kolanupaka-temple/

https://www.trawell.in/telangana/warangal/jain-temple-kolanupaka