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Kechala is a village situated on the southern bank of the river Kolab. This village is famous for a colossal Jain temple 30 ft high, containing five images of Jaina tirthankars, one of Ambika and another of Yaksha and Yakshi seated together. The carved images exhibit a high standard of artistry and they all belong to the Jain Pantheon. The presence of this temple indicates that Kechala was a seat of Jainism in the medieval period.

Bagra waterfalls, 7 miles from the village, is the nearby attraction.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Koraput

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