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Brief Description

It is an important pilgrimage centre of Swetamber Jains in South India about 80 Kms from Hyderabad. The main deity of this temple is Lord Rishabdev (also known as Manakiya Swami in South India) flanked by idols of Lord Mahaveera and Lord Neminath. There are other eight ancient idols of various Tirthankars on both the sides of the main temple and two new idols of Shri Punadarik Swami and of Shri Gautam Swami are also installed. The statue of Lord Mahaveera is unusual. It is 52" inches tall and said to be of single piece of turquoise. The proportions, facial expresssion and posture in ardhpadmasana mudra is carved in an unique fashion. Two new idols of Lord Simandar Swami & Mata Padmavati are also installed on either side of the main Temple. In the compound there is also Dadawadi where the idols and footprints of all the four Dadagurus are installed.  Chowmukhji Shantinathji temple is being renovated.



History

According to tradition, the temple is said to be about 2000 years old. Historically the earliest reference of the existence of the temple as recorded by the monks who visited the temple is of 7th century. It has passed through various vicissitudes being renovated from time to time. The last recorded renovations are 1708 AD and 1917 AD. The latest renovation was done on 26th Jan. 1996.


Temple Timings

The temple is open from 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM on all days.  Pakshal at the temple starts at 6:00 AM.  Pakshal of Mahavir Swamy is done at 7:30 AM followed by Puja.  Pakshal of Moolnayak Rishabdev Bhagwan is done at 8:00 AM on all days except on Sundays and Poornima's when it is done at 8:30 AM.  Pooja of Moolnayak Rishabdev Bhagwan is done at 9:00 AM.  Aarti is done at 11:00 AM in Morning and at Sunset in the evening on all days


 

Food & Accomodation

For conveniences of Jain pilgrims visiting the temple there are Choultries/ Dharamsalas. One is old and other newly constructed. Both are well equipped.

There is also a Dinning hall for the Jain pilgrims where Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served between sunrise and sunset.


Travel Information.

It is 80 Kms from Hyderabad on Hyderabad-Warangal Highway. The nearest airport is Hyderabad. Taxis are available from Hyderabad. Trains and Buses halt at Aler from there  Autorickshaws are available to go to the temple which is 7 Kms away.


Contact Address

Shree Swetamber Jain Teerth
Kulpak
P.O. Aler
Dist Nalgonda
A.P.; INDIA
Tel-+91-8685-281696/645696

Shri Kushalchand Singhvee
Secretary
Shree Swetamber Jain Teerth-Kulpak
Singhvee Bhavan, Tilak Road
Hyderabad-500001
INDIA
Tel-(O) 91-40-24758146 (R) 91-40-24753642