Kolanpak Jain Temple, Kolanpak, Nalgonda District
The Jain temple here is made out of red sand stone and white marble pillars. The intricate carvings on the temple walls and ceilings are worth praising. And the rich look inside is also well maintained. This is a new construction over an old temple which is said to be having a history of 2000 years. Jineshwar Idol is also known by Manikyaswamy as the idol is said to be carved using the jewel of a ring worn by King Bharatheswar.
According to mythology, the Jineshwar idol present over here was originally at Ayodhya and then later on taken to Vethadai mountain and there after its praise reaching the heavens; lord Indra, who is the king of Gods has carried the idol to the heavens. Later the idol was brought to earth by Sri Ravana by pleasing the king of Gods.
Sri Rani Mandodhri consort of Sri Ravana, is a Jain by religion and comes to know about this Jinneshwar and takes a wish to start praying this idol. Ravana fulfills her wish by performing a great penance and pleases Indra to obtain it and thus brings back to earth. Ultimately because of the actions of Ravana abducting Sita Devi, consort of Sri Rama. Gods convey the message to Mandodri to pass away the idol in the deep seas.
After lakhs of years, a king from the Karnataka region named Shankar takes the responsibility to bring up this idol as an advice from the spiritual guides to protect his country people from an epidemic. Thus with help of a sacred process he brings out the idol from the seas and on his way back he halts at this place called kolanpak and there he gets a resistance to move the idol further, considering it as gods decision the king decides to build a magnificent temple around it.
The original temple built by the king is said to be 2000 years old. As the ages past, the temple came into a dilapidated condition and twenty years from now, the Jains of the country have taken it for a reconstruction and was completed last year and open for public.
If you are visiting this place
Kolanpak falls 06 KM inside from Aleru. Aleru is on the way to Warangal from Hyderabad. There are plenty of buses to reach this place from Hyderabad and Secunderbad cities of Andhra Pradesh. Get down at Aleru to catch a private vehicle to reach Kolanpak.
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