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    History – Chandragiri is a suburb of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, India. Recently it is included under Municipal Corporation limits of Tirupati. It is also the southern entrance to the Temple city for vehicles going from Bangalore, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

    Chandragiri is famous for the historical fort, built in the 11th century, and the Raja Mahal (Palace) within it. Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadava rayas for about three centuries and came into control of Vijayanagar rulers in 1367.

    Reference: Wikipedia

    How to Reach – Chandragiri is situated in the Chittoor district. It is very close to the popular pilgrim place Tirupati is well connected by air, train and buss with almost all the cities of India. One can alight at Tirupati and reach this place by hiring local auto or taxi.

    Accommodation Details – Good accommodation facilities are available at Tirupati.

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    Temple Name – Sri Parshwanatha Jain Temple.

    Temple Type – Digambar Temple

    Main Deity – Idol of Lord Parshwanatha.

    Temple History – We can find an idol of Lord Parshwanatha(11 C AD) in the padmasana posture which is about 4 feet high. Another idol of Lord Parshwanatha(12 C AD) in the Kayotsarga posture flanked with Daranendra Yaksha and Padmavathi Yakshi Can also be seen.


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