Moodabidri which is 34 km from Mangaluru city. Often referred as 'Jaina Kashi', Moodabidri was as the centre of Jain religion, culture, art and architecture in 14th and 16th century. There are 18 Jain basadis (Jain temples) in this region but Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani Basadi (Crest Jewel of three worlds) is the largest, finest and most ornate temple amongst them. It is also called 'Thousand Pillars Temple'. You can visit Venur Bahubali statue or Karkala Bahubali statue which is within 20 km from Moodabidri. Alternatively, you can also go to Dharmasthala, where you can visit the famous Dharmasthala Temple and Bahubali statue. 3 out of 5 Bahubali status in Karnataka are in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Dharmasthala Temple is an 800 years old temple where Manjunatha (Shiva) is the main deity. It is also known for Anna dana (free food/prasad). The average flow of pilgrims is about 10,000 every day.
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