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WorId-class tourism?..... Inmathi, 22 March 2022

இன்மதி இணையதளத்தில் "உலகத்தர சுற்றுலா? தமிழ் நாட்டில் சமண, பௌத்தத் தளங்களில் அடிப்படை வசதிகள்கூட குறைவாகவே உள்ளன" (எம்.டி.சாஜு, 22 மார்ச் 2022) என்ற தலைப்பிலான கட்டுரை...என் கருத்துகளுடன்.. My comments in the article entitled "World-class tourism? Even basic facilities lacking in Jain, Buddhist sites in TN" (M.T.Saju, Inmathi, 22 March 2022) The recent TN budget promised to make Jain, Buddhist religious sites in Tamil Nadu world-class tourist centers. These sites now have poor access, have little or no facilities. Jainism was once popular across today’s Tamil Nadu. The abandoned and neglected Jain monuments across the state stand testimony to it. In 2018, two Jain scholars published a guide to 128 Jain temples and monuments in the state. Prepared by scholars K Ajithadoss and Rajendra Prasad, the  “Tamil Nadu Digamber Jain Temple Tour Guide”  had basic details about the temples and how to plan a visit to them. Lack of awareness among the Jains about the sites was the