Digambar Jain Temple Ponnur Hills Tamilnadu

The Ponnur Hills is dedicated to an Ancient Digambar Jain Temple which is meant the Tapo Bhumi and Teertha Kshetra more than 2000 years old situated in Tiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu State, India.
 
Digambar Jain Temple Tamilnadu
 
Digambar Jain Temple Tamilnadu
 
Shri Acharya Kund Kund Dev
 
Shri Acharya Kund Kund Dev
History of this Temple:
 
This place is said to be the holy shrine and Tapo Bhumi of Great and Brilliant Digambar Jain "Acharya Bhagawat Kund Kund Dev" who did his penance for several years, practiced for self-recognition and purification. This was the place from where Acharya Kund went to 'Videh Kshetra' in Samavsharana of present ''Teerthankara Bhagwan Simandhar'' where both of them stayed upto seven days and nights to achieve the benefits of spiritual precepts also known as 'Divya Dhwani'.
 
Acharya Kund Kund Tapo Nilayam Ponnur Hills
 
Acharya Kund Kund Tapo Nilayam Ponnur Hills
 
The famous ''Panch Paramagamas'' also known as "Dwiteeya Shruta Skandha", was written by them after coming back from that place which includes the great texts of real philosophy of world, they are namely:
  • 'Samay Sara' 
  • 'Pravachan Sara' 
  • 'Niyam Sara' 
  • 'Ashta Pahud' and 
  • 'Panchastikaya Samgraha' 
The first three of five are also known as "Prabhrit Trayee".
 
The Pancha Paramagamas were written at Ponnur Hills which tells us:
  • innate disposition (nature) of matter & soul, 
  • inter relationship & reality of such relations between two matters and 
  • path of salvation which is described logically & thoroughly in these texts. 
The very first thing we gain from all of these texts is the knowledge of reality of worldly relations, the uniqueness & pureness of the soul and about the infinite characteristics & qualities of the soul. Thus to follow the path of salvation reading these texts is very important which motivates the reader to accept 'Ratna Traya' (right faith, right knowledge & right conduct) in his life.
 
Digambar Jain Temple Ponnur Hills Tamilnadu
 
Digambar Jain Temple Ponnur Hills Tamilnadu
 
Significance of this Temple:
 
The Bhagwan Adinath Mandir is one of the Ancient Temples which is adorned with spire and installed with the ancient idol of Bhagwan Adinath as its principal deity. There is one ancient artistic idol of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swamiji also present here which is carved on a flat stone. The Artistic Umbrella (spire) has been carved over the head of the main idol and bears beautifully carved Devs (Yaksha) on both of its sides. Acharya Kund Kund were seen installed below the foot images of this idol. Ponnur Hills consists some caves in which Acharya Kund Kund lived once upon a time.  Goddess Ambica was the one who declared the truthness of "Digambar Jain Dharma"  which led to establish the shrine of Acharya Kund Kund with his other 594 scholars first. 
 
Legend of Acharya Kund Kund: 
 
Acharya Kund Kund was born at the place known as 'Kond Kund Pur' of South India. In their early childhood they were very brilliant. He accepted muni deeksha or sanyasam (asceticism) at the age of 12 years when no sentiments of family could stop him, and his determination was so powerful at that time that none could change his mind too. Since then they were reverenced with great respect, faith and honoured as Acharya of Muni Sangham at the age of 44 years.
 
In an invocatory prologue (Managlacharanam) Acharya Kund Kund’s name is placed at 3rd number after Bhagwan Mahaveer & Gautam Ganadhara. The English version of that prologue is given as below: –
 
"Mangalam Bhagwan Viro, Mangalam Gautami Gani |
Mangalam Kundakundadya, Jain Dharmostu Mangalam ||" 
 
Special features of this temple:
 
There are two Dharmashalas in both of its temples with all essential facilities for pilgrims who visit this temple for their blessings.
 
Temple Timings:
 
06:00AM to 08:00PM (All days in the week)
 
Temple Address:
 
Acharya Kund Kund Jain Sanskruti Centre, 
Kund Kund Nagar, Ponnur Malai, 
Vandavasi Taluk, 
Arasur, 
Tamilnadu-604505, India
 
Contact No: 04183-227018
Phone No: 099769 75074
 
Nearby Cities: Some of the Cities which are placed nearby are Chennai 100 km, Banglore 300 km, Kancheepuram 40 km, Vellore 60 km                                   and Tiruvannamalai 60 km.
 
Nearby places for Visit: They are some interesting places in Tiruvannamalai and Chennai which one can visit after coming to this place.
 
How to Reach:
 
By Road:– There are plenty of Buses and Taxies available from Chennai, Kanchipuram, Vellore etc. to reach Ponnur Hills.
 
By Train:– The Chennai Railway Station situated 100 km to Ponnur Hills is the nearest railway station.
 
By Air: – The Chennai Airport is the nearest airport to Ponnur Hills.
 
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  • Digambar Jain Temple Ponnur Hills Tamilnadu
    Acharya Kund Kund Jain Sanskruti Centre,Ponnurmalai,Arasur,Vandavasi Taluk,Tiruvanmalai District

    Arasur, Tamil Nadu - 604505
  • +91-04183-227018
    +91-9976975074

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