କୋରାପୁଟର ଜୈନ ସ୍ଥାପତ୍ୟ (Jain Sculpture of Koraput)

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ଜୈନକ୍ଷେତ୍ର କୋରାପୁଟରେ ଅଛି କେତେଗୁଡ଼ିଏ ସୁଦୃଶ୍ୟ ଐତିହାସିକ ଜୈନପୀଠ !

~ ରୋହିଣୀ ଦେବୀ (Rohini Devi) କୋରାପୁଟ ~
The  thousand year old sculpture of Rohini Devi is one of the rare sculpture of Jainism in india. This typical kalinga architectural idol is in koraput dist of Odisha. She is shashan Devi of Sri Ajitanatha tirthankara (2nd). Somewhere she is 10 and  12 handed yakshini. Here, in the top of the sculpture we can find ajitanatha sitting up on an elephant , which is his lanchana. Along with Vidyadharas.

This shrine of Rohini Devi is found at Subai Jain Temple at Nandapur. 

~ ଜୈନ ଦେବୀ ଅମ୍ବିକା (Jain Devi Ambika) ~
The Jain Suplture of Khechala subei region of ancient Byaghrakantara or Aatabhika desha 5thcentury AD, presently known as Koraput.

Here one can see the beautiful sculpture of Yakshi of 22nd Tirthankara Neminatha seated under a mango tree in lalitasana holding her son Shubhankara , and she is also popular as kusumandini in South india, first jakhyini who did maha-mastakaviseka of Mahavira jain.

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