India | Tamil Nadu


Tirunatharkunru is a historic site, situated 2 km north of Gingee, in Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu. It is famous as home to rock cut sculptures of Jain Tirthankars.

Most noteworthy feature is that it is the only place where all the 24 Tirthankars are shown in a single large composition. The sculptures found here reflect the 9th century style.

There is an open rock situated near the Tirunatharkunru. It had remained as a habitation for the monks. There is a beautiful image of Adinath and a figure of Mahavir(now damaged) in the pathway leading to the caves at the ground level.

The site is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Viluppuram


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