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POONDI ARUGAR TEMPLE (JAIN)

This Jain temple, built in the Chola architectural style, has been referred to as Ponnezhilnathar Koil  in the Chola inscriptions. It has a stone basement and a brick superstructure. Many Jain stucco figures are found on the vimana. According to an inscription of Sambuvaraya, the temple was referred as  Viravira Jinalayam ,  during 13th century CE.


Location: 3 km from Arani enroute to Arcot. 


Entrance of the temple

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