Shri Khstra Arihantgiri Digambar Jain Mandir
Village -Thirumalai, Sub-district -Polur, District -Thiruvannmalai, Tamilnadu 606907
Phone Number(s) 04181 – 244325, 244433, 09345982671
Thirumalai is also known as Arhatsugiri (Arihantgiri). The hill has 140 steps. An 18 feet high idol of Bhagwan Neminath (known here as Shikha Maninath) is seen on the top of the hill. It is believed that if one applies the holy water (gandhodak) many diseases could be cured.
Last ‘Shrutkevali’ Bhadrabahu and 8000 saits stayed at this place and did meditation, Swadhyay, etc. Very old caves still exisits here. More than 100 Granth (Religious books), written on Tadpatra (Tree leaves) are available to be seen here. A Gurukul (Hostel school) is run by the Digambar Jain trust. Google Map shows the approximate location. The hill is 6 km inside when you travel 10km on Polur-Arani road from Polur.