Ruins of Panamaram

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26 July 2015
I am always interested in looking at old and architecturally
significant temples. So when I saw a photograph of a ruined Jain Temple
displayed at Pazhassi tomb museum in Mananthavady, I did not take much time for
me to decide to visit that place. The itinerary was slightly modified to accommodate
the ruins!!
Reaching Panamaram was not a problem but it took little time
to find out the road that led to the ruins. The rains were just next to the
road but inside a coffee plantation. It is quite interesting to see the
structure intact in spite of the plantation and scrubs grown all over.
It is amazing to see the architecture of the Temple. The Thirthankara
statue inside the Temple is missing; most likely it would have been shifted
out. Few sculptures are in a good shape. It was also little scary to enter as
the roof seemed unstable.

Wayanad was one of the settlements of Jains in Kerala. It
looks like Panramaram was one of the important places during the peak period of
Jainism.

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