Chitral.tirunandikarai.kunthamkulam 104

Bass reliefs of Mahavira, Parswanatha and Padmavathy Devi at Chitharal rock temple. Carved by dedicated artisans or Chamana monks themselves in the 8/9th century AD. Some early interpreters like S N Sadasivan mistook it as Buddhist rather than Jain. He rendered the female figure as Pragya Paramitha. The closeness of Jain and Buddhist iconography and ethical praxis are remarkable here.

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