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Suai is an ancient Jain site famous for a quadrangular-shaped monastery, with three cells on each side. A series of Jain Tirthankars and Sasandevi images facing the entrance are placed on the walls of the cells. The domes of all the cells are in a dilapidated state, except three on the eastern side. The icon of Rishabhanath is enshrined in the central cell surrounded by the Tirthankars who followed him. There is also an image of four-armed Tara in one of the cells, adorned with bangles up to the elbows. Suai is easily accessible by road from Nandapur (5 miles), which is 44 km south west from Koraput.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Koraput


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