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Tirumalai (Arihantagiri)

History – Th history of Tirumalai is more than 2000 years old. We can find two Jain temples here. The temple of Bhagawan Mahavira is situated on the foot of the hills and the temple of Bhagawan Neminatha is situated on the top of the hill. The idol of Bhagawan Neminatha is 4.8 meters high and very attractive. The Neminatha temple is called as ‘Shikhamani Nadar’. The artistic and attractive carvings can be found in the caves on the hill. It is said that Acharya Kunda Kundaji had practiced penance on this hill. We can also find a Jain muth here with Prama Pujya Swasti Sri Dhavalakeerthi Bhattarakha Maharaj as the chief pontiff. Tirumalai is popularly called as Arahanthagiri.

How to reach – Tirumalai is situated in the Arani circle in between Arni and Polur in the North Arcot District of Tamil Nadu.

Main Deity – Idols of Bhagawan Mahavira and Bhagawan Neminatha.