9th century A.D.
| Mahavir Jayanti|
| Marthandam, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu|
Udayagiri Fort, Chitharal malaikovil, Mathur Aqueduct, Vattakottai Fort, Marunthuvazh Malai
The Chitharal Jain Monuments are the ruins of a Jain training centre from the 9th century CE, on a small hill in Chitharal village, Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu.
The monuments are located in the small village of Chitharal, Tamil Nadu, which lies 7 km from Marthandam and 55 km from Kanyakumari.
Chitharal is historically known as Thirucharanathupalli – the abode of Jain monks belonging to the Digambara sect. It is famous for the hillock which has a cave containing rock-cut sculptures of Thirthankaras and attendant deities carved inside and outside dating back to the 9th century. Among the rock-cut relief sculptures is a figure of the goddess Dharmadevi. Jain influence in this region was due to the King Mahendravarman I (610-640).
Chitharal Jain Monuments Wikipedia