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Collection NameRock Cut Cave Temple - Kallil Bhagavathy Temple
Location/AddressMethala (മേത്തല) village, Koovappady (കൂവപ്പാടി) taluk, Ernakulam (എറണാകുളം) District, Kerala,
Category (Palaces, Forts, Mosque, Temple, Church etc)Jain Temple
FeaturesIt is considered one among prime ancient Jain temples in Kerala. It is located right in the middle of a jungle and it is as wide as 28 acres and is located beneath the huge monolith rock measuring a 75 feet in length, 45 feet in width and 25 feet in height and it stands sans the support on the ground.
Period of construction It is believed that the inception of the temple might date back to third century B.C.
Significance, if anySculpted the bas relief image of Lord Brahma on top of the rock and images of Parshvanatha (also known as Parshva), the twenty-third Tirthankara and Mahavira, (also known as Vardhamāna), the twenty-fourth and last Jain Tirthankara and Padmāvatī the protective goddess or shashan devi of Lord Parshvanatha.
Additional Information(s)The temple is owned by the Kallil Pisharody (കല്ലിൽ പിഷാരോടി) family and overall administrative control of the temple remains with the present Karanavar (കാരണവർ) of the family. Reference :