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Saavira Kambada Temple (Kannada: ಸಾವಿರ ಕಂಬದ ಬಸದಿ Sāvira Kambada Basadi) or Tribhuvana Tilaka Cūḍāmaṇi (Sanskrit: त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि), is a basadi (ಬಸದಿ) or Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honors the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.[1] The town of Moodabidri
Moodabidri
is noted for its eighteen Jain temples but Saavira Kambada Temple is considered the finest among them.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Other Jain Temples in Moodabidri

2.1 Guru Basadi

3 Moodabidri
Moodabidri
Jain Math 4 Bhaṭṭāraka Charukeerthi 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 Notes 8 External links

History[edit] The Basadi was built by the local chieftain, Devaraya Wodeyar in 1430 with additions made in 1962. The shrine has a 60 feet tall monolith manasthambha (erected by Karkala Bhairava Queen Nagala Devi).[3] Other Jain Temples in Moodabidri[edit] Moodabidri
Moodabidri
is noted for its 18 Jains Temples-

Vikram Shetty Basadi Mahadeva Shetty Basadi Chola Shetty Basadi Koti Shetty Basadi Derma Shetty Basadi Ammanavara Basadi

Guru Basadi[edit] Guru basadi is the earliest of the Jain monuments. A stone idol of Parshwanatha, about 3.5 metres tall, is installed in the sanctum of this basadi. Here the rare Jain palm leaf manuscripts of 12th century A.D. known as ‘Dhavala texts’ are preserved. This basadi was stolen on 6 July 2013 where the 15 golden idols were stolen.[4] Moodabidri
Moodabidri
Jain Math[edit] There is a matha at Moodabidri
Moodabidri
responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of temples in Moodabidri.[5] It is known as the Jain Varanasi
Varanasi
of the South.[6][7] Bhaṭṭāraka Charukeerthi[edit] A bhaṭṭāraka seat exists at Moodabidri
Moodabidri
responsible for administering the 18 temples at Moodabidri
Moodabidri
and the other temples in the surrounding areas. The name given to the bhaṭṭāraka of Moodabidri
Moodabidri
is Charukeerthi.[5][8][9] Gallery[edit]

The left side view of the Basadi

Manastambha
Manastambha
of the Basadi

Idol of Chandraprabha, 8th Thirthankara

Inside panorama

Painting depicting universe as per Jain cosmology

Painting depicting Jambudvipa

Inner view panorama from the left hand side

Pillars inside the basadi

Bahubali statue at Gurubasati

Kallu Basadi

Koti Basadi

Guru basadi

Leppada Basadi

Vikram Setty Basadi

Deremma Setty Basadi

See also[edit]

Jainism
Jainism
portal India
India
portal Karnataka
Karnataka
portal

Chaturmukha Basadi Jain Bunt Jainism
Jainism
in Karnataka

Notes[edit]

^ "Moodbidri — woods of yore". Online Edition of The Hindu, dated 2005-04-24. Chennai, India. 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2008-01-25.  ^ Pratyush Shankar. "FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING MOODABIDRI TEMPLES AS PUBLIC PLACES" (PDF). 15 January 2006. CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. Retrieved 4 January 2012.  ^ https://www.karnataka.com/mangalore/story-thousand-pillar-temple-moodabidri ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130709/news-current-affairs/article/idol-theft%E2%80%88karnataka-robbed-history ^ a b Special
Special
Correspondent (2012-12-10). "Jain festival begins in Moodbidri". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-07-13.  ^ Jainism
Jainism
in Southern Karnataka: (up to AD 1565) - Shakuntala Prakash Chavan - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13.  ^ "Serving Mangaloreans Around The World!". Mangalorean.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-13.  ^ "Rooting for heritage tag for Moodbidri - Bangalore - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13.  ^ Chavan, Mahavir S. (2010-08-11). "Jain News: Moodbidri Jain Swamiji calls for removal of ignorance". Jainsamachar.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 

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