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Kolanupaka - Oldest Jain Temple

Kolanupaka, a small village of Telangana State has 2000 year old Jain temple (renovated) known as Kulpakji or the Kolanupaka Jain Temple. this temple is one of the oldest of Jain shrines. It took 20 years to renovate and temple re-opened in Dec, 2008. The old garbhagruha was preserved and a complete new temple was created surrounding the existing tower. The temple houses three main idols namely, Lord Rishabh, Lord Neminath and Lord Mahaveer. The temple will house a 'Chow Mukha', a four faced idol of Jain Gods.

Kolanupaka Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Marvelously renovated ancient (2000 years old) Jain temple
  • Huge statue of Mahaveera which is made of a single piece of Jade stone
  • Temple houses Lord Rishabha, Lord Neminath, and Lord Mahaveer
  • It took 20 years to renovate and temple re-opened on Dec, 2008
  • Beauty engraved as the Tirthankara idols surround premises
  • Kolanupaka site museum
  • Sri Someswara Swamy temple
  • Veera narayana swamy temple

Where is Kolanupaka

Kolanupaka is located in Alair (Aler) Mandal, Nalgonda district of Telangana state, India - 508101.

How to Reach

Kolanupaka village is located near Aler town on Hyderabad - Warangal highway.

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 78 km, Warangal - 70 km, Aler - 7 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad
  • Nearest Bus Station: Aler
  • Nearest Railway Station: Aler (Major stop on Hyderabad - Warangal line)
  • Transport: It is a less than 2 hours drive from Hyderabad on Warangal highway. There are frequent buses and trains available from Hyderabad.

Where to Stay

Budget hotels available at Aler town. Visit famous Yadagiri Gutta temple (25 km) and to get nice hotels like Haritha.

Temple Timings

  • Jain Mandir: 06.00am - 07.00pm
  • Someswara temple: 06.00am - 07.00pm
  • Sri Veera Narayana temple: 07.00am - 12.00pm and 05.00pm - 06.30pm

Traveller Tips

Regular visitors are not allowed to enter into the inner section of the Jain mandir, which is restricted for people wearing special pooja dress only.

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