Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South

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14th Apr 2017
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South 1/1 by Aravind Kashyap
Shingle roofed buildings give Moodbidri a nostalgic look

Moodbidri is located 360 kms off Bengaluru. Bangalore - Hassan - Sakleshpur - Hanbal - Charmadi - Ujire - Moodbidri is the best route to reach this quiet town.

Early morning start

Photo of Bangalore, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

Foggy Sakleshpura

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

Breakfast time

Photo of Hotel Surabhi, Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

Charmadi Ghat

Photo of Charmadi Ghat, Attigere, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Charmadi Ghat, Attigere, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

Charmadi ghat

Photo of Charmadi Ghat, Attigere, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

There are 18 lakes, 18 Jaina Basadis, 18 temples, and 18 roads connecting various villages in Moodbidri. Moodabidri was the seat of the Chowtas, a Jain ruling family. Today, It is a quiet town located 35kms off Mangalore. The influence of jain culture can easily be seen. There are many old buildings which give the town a nostalgic look. The weather gets pretty hot in summer and is mild during the winters.

One of the cleanest towns

Photo of Moodbidri, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

Jain mutt street

Photo of Moodbidri, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri, Karnataka, India by Aravind Kashyap

The 1000 pillar temple at moodbidri is dedicated to lord chandranatha. According to the wish of the then Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Pandithacharyavarya Mahaswamiji of the Jainmath the king of Vijaya Nagara ordered the governor, Nagamangala Devaraja Wodeyar to donate land for the construction of the Basadi. It is located close to the Jain Mutt, which administers the temples in the region. The Bhairadevi Mantapa is a treasure house of architectural art and skill. On the stone side walls of this Mantapa the beautifully carved designs of Giraffe, The Chinese Dragon and the Arabian horse

There is a entry fee and separate charges for clicking pictures.

The Entrance

Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap

Floor Art

Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap
Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap

Door at the entrance

Photo of Moodbidri – Jain Kashi of the South by Aravind Kashyap

The complete details of the architecture of the temple is here in this link and is an intresting one. https://www.jainkashi.com/?p=185

Pancharatna International is a decent hotel to have food. Udupi would be the ideal place to stop over. Deviating from Ujire - Venoor, Moodbidri and Karkala have many temples and architectures related to Jainism

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