Jain Temple

Jain Temple

This temple is one of the most important amongst a series of ruins spread across the state of Kerala that testify to a period of a strong Jain presence in this region. This temple is situated in town which got its name from the historic fact that Tippu used this temple as his Battery (ammunition store) in the region. Hence the temple is also known as 'Tippu's Fort', and town is named as Sulthan Bathery(for "Sulthan's Battery"). Believed to have been built in the 13th century, it served as a Hindu shrine, an important centre for commercial activity and eventually as a Battery.