Kulpakji - Jain Shrine at Kolanpak Village



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.

Contact

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

Phone number update: 09247015696 
Provided by reader Ronak on 13/03/2014

The Secretary
Shree Swetamber Jain Teerth-Kulpakji
Singhvee Bhavan, Tilak Road
Hyderabad
Phone: (O)91-40-24758146
(R)91-40-24753642

9 comments:

magiceye said...

Nice, crisp account of Kulpakji.

Had always admired the fact that the Jain shrines are always being renovated!

Sunil said...

The temple is awesome.also the rooms for stay are well maintained.Do stay here for 1 day and night, its considered very auspicious.My wish came true after this visit :)

Maulik Shah said...

Does anyone have the correct contact no. of Shree Kulpakji Tirth

Maulik Shah said...

Anyone has the right contact no. for Shree Kulpakji Jain Tirth?

Ronak said...

I tried hard and finally got correct no. kulpakji landline : 09247015696

Blogger said...

Thank you Ronak. Have updated the post and added the new number.

Jainvaani said...

Veryy nice information about Jain Dharma and Jain Religion. Looking for the same in future...

Regards,
Jain Tirth

Rishit Kamdar said...

Anyone have idea how to reach to Kulpakji from Hyderabad ? Any public transport ?

Nikhil said...

I am trying to reach at 9247015696 but cant get through. Do anyone have alternate contact number to book the Daharamshala