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KONGAR  PULIYANKULAM - JAIN BEDS

Here, a big natural cave is found in which more than 50 stone beds are carved. On the brow of this cave three Brahmi inscriptions are engraved. These are dated to 1st century BCE. These inscriptions give the names of the individuals who scooped out these beds. Pakanur, an ancient village, which is located near Solavandan, is also mentioned. A 9th century figure of Mahavira is also carved on a nearby rock with vatteluthu inscription.

Location : 15 km from Madurai en-route to Theni.


Brahmi Inscription

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