There are two Jain temples in Panamaram called Vishnugudi, and Janardhanagudi and were the only surviving remnants of lost history.It is a lesser-known fact for many travelers that Wayanad was once vastly populated by Jains, who migrated from Karnataka during the 12th century. However, they vanished without a trace a couple of centuries ago.
Though severely damaged, the temple is an excellent example of a stone sculpting tradition. Some of the heavily carved black and grey walls are still standing and some pieces of the carved granites are laying around.
It is a lesser-known fact for many travelers that Wayanad was once vastly populated by Jains, who migrated from Karnataka during the 12th century. However, they vanished without a trace a couple of centuries ago.
The carvings on the stones depict both Vaishnava and Jain beliefs. The Tirthankara statue inside the temple is missing. The second Jain temple is situated a little ahead in the direction of Nadavayal from the first one and is quite small. The Sanctorum and the cubical ‘Ardha Mantapa’ are intact.
Wayanad other Sightseeing PlacesWayanad is also famous for its ranches and natural life. Among the most beautiful regions of Kerala, Wayanad has a large number of options for its guests.
Soochipara Falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruva Island, Edakkal Caves, Chain Tree, Pookode Lake, Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, The Bamboo Factory, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Phantom Rock, Chembra Peak, Neelimala View Point and many more.
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