Jainath Sri Narayana Swamy Temple

Sri Narayan Swamy Temple also known as Jainath Temple is an ancient temple built by Pallava chiefs, located in Jainath, a small rural hamlet and Mandal in Adilabad district, Telangana State, India. 

At a distance of 0.5 km from Jainath Bus Stand, 22 km from Adilabad Railway Station and 327 km from Hyderabad, Sri Narayana Swamy Temple is situated at Jainath in Adilabad District of Telangana. 

This temple is also popular for its Jain style architecture, thus, the village is called Jainath. The pillars inside the temple are extensive carved with beautiful sculptures. The outer walls of the temple and the vimana over the sanctum exhibit wonderful piece of art work.

Jainath Temple is one of the ancient pilgrimage centers in Adilabad and also an important architectural monument of Pallava dynasty (4th to 9th century CE) in Telugu region. This is a small structure built on a platform which is 2 feet high. The temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayana. The idol of the deity in the sanctum sanctorum is 6 feet tall in standing position and is made of black stone.

The Laxmi Narayana Swamy Bramhotsavam celebrated in (October/November) attracts a large number of devotees. A unique feature of the temple is that the rays of the sun would touch the feet of Lord Lakshmi Narayana Swamy on full moon day that follows after Dussehra. 

The temple has several stone inscriptions depicting the history of the temple along with slokas inscribed on it. Pallavas are famous for their rock-cut and structural temples (Mahabalipuram and Kanchi temples).
The temple has a prakrit stone inscription depicting the 20 slokas which establishes that it was constructed by the Pallava chief and were believed to have accorded royal patronage for this village. 

Initially, the Pallavas were followers of Jainism.
Aditya I defeated Aparjitavarman. After that he took control of the Kanchi.

Stone Inscription in Devanagari Script – It starts with SURYA NARAYANAAYA NAMAHA and ends with “MAHA VEERA NAAMA ADITYA PRATAPAVAN PALLAVIJAYAADITYA”.It’s all about Surya Naama Stuthi shlokas that’s why this temple is called as Surya Narayana Temple too.

1104 AD - 1108 AD : Jagaddeva 
It records the military acheivements of King Jagaddeva son of Udayaditya of Paramara family. It also records Foundation of an Agrahara and erection of a temple of Nimvaditya by Padmavathi wife of Lolarka.

Architecture wise the temple boasts of features resembling the Jain style “Hemadpanthi” and is a small temple which is located on a platform which is two feet high. The idol of in the sanctum sanctorum is six-feet tall and is made entirely of black stone. The compartments of the temple namely Mukhamandapa, Antharala and Garbhagriha connected internally and externally. They are planned on one single axis, which runs east west. The walls of the temple were constructed with large blocks of dressed stones.

Every year from October-November Laxmi Narayana Swami Bhramotsavalu is held attracting a large number of devotees.

Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM.