Saavira Kambada Basadi

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Saavira Kambada Basadi
  • ಸಾವಿರ ಕಂಬದ ಬಸದಿ (Kannada)
  • त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि (Marathi)
  • Tribhuvana Tilaka Cūḍāmaṇi
Sāvira Kambada Basadi
Sāvira Kambada Temple, Karnataka
Basic information
Location Moodabidri, Karnataka
Geographic coordinates 13°04′27.3″N 74°59′51.5″E / 13.074250°N 74.997639°E / 13.074250; 74.997639Coordinates: 13°04′27.3″N 74°59′51.5″E / 13.074250°N 74.997639°E / 13.074250; 74.997639
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Chandraprabha
Festivals Mahavir Jayanti
Governing body Shri Moodabidri Jain Matha
Bhattaraka Charukeerti Panditacharya Varya
Website www.jainkashi.com
Architectural description
Creator Devaraya Wodeyar
Date established 1430 AD
Temple(s) 18

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 is noted for its eighteen Jain temples but Saavira Kambada Temple is considered the finest among them.[2]

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 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 (11 ft) 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 along with other 15 golden idols.[4]

Moodabidri Jain Math[edit]

There is a matha at Moodabidri responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of temples in Moodabidri.[5] It is known as the Jain Varanasi of the South.[6][7]

Bhaṭṭāraka Charukeerthi[edit]

A bhaṭṭāraka seat exists at Moodabidri responsible for administering the 18 temples at Moodabidri and the other temples in the surrounding areas. The name given to the bhaṭṭāraka of Moodabidri is Charukeerthi.[5][8][9]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gowri Ramnarayan (24 April 2005). "Moodbidri — woods of yore". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Pratyush Shankar (15 January 2006). "FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING MOODABIDRI TEMPLES AS PUBLIC PLACES" (PDF). CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ Madur (31 January 2014). "The Story of A Thousand Pillar Temple in Moodabidri". Karnataka. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130709/news-current-affairs/article/idol-theft%E2%80%88karnataka-robbed-history
  5. ^ a b Special Correspondent (10 December 2012). "Jain festival begins in Moodbidri". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  6. ^ Shakuntala Prakash Chavan (2005). Jainism in Southern Karnataka: (up to AD 1565). D.K. Printworld. p. 323. ISBN 978-81246-0315-4 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Joseph Pereira (29 June 2015). "Moodbidri: Thousand pillar Basadi to be spruced up as tourism destination". Mangalorean.Com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  8. ^ M Raghuram (12 December 2012). "Rooting for heritage tag for Moodbidri". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  9. ^ Mahavir S. Chavan (11 August 2010). "Jain News: Moodbidri Jain Swamiji calls for removal of ignorance". Jainsamachar.blogspot.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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