The history of this Jain Temple, Sultan Bathery was narrated to us briefly by the caretaker of the temple deputed by the Government of Kerala.
The temple was built in the 13th century.
It was very sad to note that the main deity was destroyed when Tipu Sultan stored ammunition in this temple.
An idol from the Jain temple of Kalpetta is bought here on the day of Mahavir Jayanthi and prayers are conducted as per the Jain rituals.
Pillars stand strong displaying the resilience, strength, and non-violence preached by the Jain Gurus.
Pillars and walls are sculpted with symbols of Jainism such as, Swan in meditative posture, Naagapasham (the entwined snake), and 7 levels to achieve nirvana.
Type of place: Ancient Jain Temple
Situated: Sultan Battery, Kerala
Distance: 98 km from Kozhikode, 115 kilometers from Mysore, and 100 kilometers from Ooty
Transport: Well connected by road
Facilities: Many restaurants and shops line the main highway in Sultan Battery
Timing: 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m and 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m