Kallil Temple

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Kallil Temple
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Kallil temple
Basic information
RegionSouth India
Completed9th-century AD

Kallil Temple is a Jain temple located at Kerala, South India. It is 12 km away from Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Kallil in Malayalam means 'in stone'. It is one of the most ancient Jain temple in Kerala.[1] It is one of the protected monuments in Kerala under Archaeological Survey of India.[2]


The temple, located in a 28-acre (113,000 m²) plot, is cut from a huge rock, and a climb of 120 steps leads to the temple. To reach the temple one has to travel a distance of about 2 km from Odakkali, on the Aluva Munnar Road and 10 km from Perumbavoor. The temple is owned by the Kallil Pisharody family. The present Karanavar of the family turned over all the administrative control of the temple and all its belongings to 'Chenkottukonam Sree Ramadasashramam'. But all that retrieved back due to some hassle between local people and Ashram authorities.

Main deity[edit]

Rock-carved images of the 23rd Tirthankara, Parshvanatha, Vardhaman Mahavira (24th Tirthankara) and Padmavati devi are present in the temple.[1] Padmavati devi is worshipped as Bhagawathi by the local population.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Kallil cave temple Methala".
  2. ^ http://asi.nic.in/asi_protected_monu_kerala.asp

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