The Jain community occupied a significant position in the Kerala society. Though few in number, members of this community have left a lasting imprint in the cultural sphere of the State. This rich heritage is reflected in the Jain temples that can be found in many parts of Kerala. Among these temples is the Swetamber Jain Temple in Alappuzha. Located in the Gujarati Street of Alappuzha, the Swetamber Jain Temple occupies a prominent place in the temple map of Jains in India. The temple is considered to have played an important part in the growth of Jainism in South India.
Devoted to the Jain Tirthankara Vasupujya Swami, the design and artwork of the temple is nothing less than a masterpiece. Made of shiny white marble and Rajasthani stones, the dome of the temple is designed intricately and in a grand manner. Yet it holds its spiritual implications well. The temple was built by members of 42 Jain families who hailed from the Kutch district of Gujarat. ‘Parva Paryushana’ is an important festival that is conducted annually in the temple. The festival lasts for 8 days and is celebrated in the months of August-September. Priests and devotees from all parts of India assemble in this temple at that time to be a part of this festival.
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