The Jain Temple in Wayanad is one of the holiest sites for Jain followers in the region. It’s one of the most important medieval Jain settlements in Wayanad and around. This temple is also one of the oldest Jain temples in Kerala.
It once served an array of purposes apart from being a religious shrine. It was also sheltering Tipu Sultan’s army in the 18th century. Today, only the temple structure remains. And it stands tall with its beams and pillars.
This ruined Jain Temple in Wayanad is an educational and historical destination. It’s known as the Ancient Jain Temple. And it’s a symbol of the rich cultural legacy of Kerala.
Bathery Jain Temple Wayanad was constructed in the 13th century CE during the rule of the Vijayanagara Empire. It served as an important Jain center and a shrine during the peak of Jainism in Wayanad. Then, when Shaivism and Vaishnavism of the Hindu religion flourished, it became an important center for their activities.
In the 18th century, when Tipu Sultan ruled the Kingdom of Mysore, he used this Jain Temple in Wayanad as the battery (ammunition store). The temple also housed some of his armies.
Jain Temple Wayanad Timings and Entry Fee
Jain Temple in Sultan Bathery Wayanad is open every day throughout the year. Its opening times are from 8 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM. And the best time to visit the temple is in winter, between November and February. The weather in Wayanad is the best on those days.
Entry to Wayanad Jain Temple is free for anyone.
Address: M762+377, Bangalore-Calicut Highway, Sultan Bathery, Kerala 673592
How To Reach
By Road: Bathery Ancient Jain Temple is 25 km away from Wayanad. The nearest bus depot is in Sultan Bathery, about 2 km away.
Nearest Railway Station: The closest railway station is in Kozhikode (96 km away)
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to the temple is Calicut International Airport (105 km away)