Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kulpakji - Kolanpak

Kulpakji is a Jain Shrine at the Kolanpak village in Nalgonda district. The temple is said to be more than 2000 years old and is still being worked upon. It is said that the renovations in a Jain temple never cease. They are always working on polishing the existing structure or making new additions. The temple houses three idols - one each of Lord Adinath, Lord Neminath and Lord Mahaveer.

There are eight idols of the other Tirthankars on both the sides of the main temple. The statue of Lord Mahaveera is 52" inches tall and said to be of single piece of sapphire. Idols of Lord Simandar Swami and Mata Padmavati are installed on either side of the main temple.

Kulpakji is an important pilgrimage centre of Swetamber Jains in South India.

How to reach

Kulpakji is about 80 Kms from Hyderabad on the Hyderabad-Warangal Highway (NH 202). The roads have been newly laid and as such the drive is not tiring. Alternately you can board a train or bus from Hyderabad. These halt at the Aler station which is around 6-7 kms from the temple. Tongas and Autorickshaws are available to go to the temple from the Aler station.

Food & Accomodation

There are Choultries/Dharamsalas for the visiting pilgrims to rest and stay. The old ones are free to stay in while a minimal amount is charged for the newly constructed rooms.

There is dinning hall for the pilgrims where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served between sunrise and sunset. The food is delicious.


Shree Swetamber Jain Teerth
P.O. Aler
Nalgonda District
Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 91-8685-281696/281959

The Secretary
Shree Swetamber Jain Teerth-Kulpakji
Singhvee Bhavan, Tilak Road
Phone: (O)91-40-24758146


MN said...

Thanks buddy, We planned suddenly to go Jain temple in Kolanpak. But, I am unable find the contact number of the temple in any website nor with local govt tourism office.

Keep it up and thanks a lot.

Arvind said...

Its an awesome temple.Good display of sculpture.very good arrangement for stay.Do spend a full day and night at the place,it is considered very auspicious.My wish came true after this visit :)