Monday, March 25, 2013

Karkala, the Jain Thirtha

Karkala is a small town located at a distance of 42 kms from Mangalore. The history of the place dates back to the beginning of the 10th century.



The place was ruled by various dynasties like Alupas, Santaras, Bhairarasas. This place was under Jain rule for around 300 years and hence it was also known as Jain Thirtha.



The first important king was Veera Bhairava, who constructed numerous basadis, temples. The kingdom was prosperous then and overall development of the place took place during the period. 



The places of int erst here are:
Other interesting place nearby are:
  • Moodbidri

35 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful green location for a town -- lots of water it looks like (and I have read that many places in India don't have that abundance).

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the tour of the town, the temples are a treat to see. Great photos.

Al said...

It looks like a beautiful area, and I'm sure it's full of history.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photography of beautiful places ~ Enjoy ^_^

Genie Robinson said...

Rajesh....Karkala looks like a beautiful place to visit. Your mosaics show it off beautifully. The first landscape shot is gorgeous. Thanks to your photography and history, I have gotten to visit another memorable place in India. genie

Panchali said...

This place looks so serene..beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing....

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. Thanks for sharing this. Am headed to Moodbidri next month.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Jeevan said...

Fascinating place with nature, heritage and history! Wonderful pictures Rajesh

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

Lowell said...

Looks like this complex is in the middle of the jungle - quite an accomplishment to build so many beautiful things amidst the trees.

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Rajesh, goodness those are lovely photos. I haven't been back to India for about 20 yrs! Time to start thinking about another visit, don't you think? :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

Karkala looks so lush and green. and just beautiful. What a gift to have structures dating back to the 10th Century. Not something we could see in Canada :)

Randi said...

Awesome captures of your beautiful world.

Gary said...

Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

It looks a very lush part of the world. Great shots.

Andrea said...

I like that structure with all posts, Parthenon-like!

George said...

This town must be a fascinating place to visit since it contains so much history. It is also in a very beautiful setting.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

a traditional look :)

LifeRamblings said...

looks like a wonderful place to explore.

Leovi said...

Yes, delicious photos, I like Karkala in the middle of the jungle.

ladyfi said...

What lovely countryside and history.

Annemor said...

Seems to have enough water,
The buling om the on loowest photo on the right hand side, is the same as the photo above?
Best whishes
Mormor

Carver said...

Interesting post and shots.

islandwonder said...

Gorgeous location! Love all the trees.

w0rkingAth0mE said...

i like the first photo so greenery, and the temple looks interesting, My RT2

Leslie: said...

Lots of lush greenery there. Is it in the north or south of India?

Leslie
abcw team

Mar said...

Simply fascinating. Wonderful place!

K is for...

Roger Owen Green said...

love the mountain greenery, in particular!

ewok1993 said...

beautiful and exotic.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful photography of lovely country and temples ~ perfect for K ~ enjoy ^_^

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the beautiful tour, Rajesh! You must be a terrific guide, if you actually visit all those great sites. And you are an expert on the history of India.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this small town in the Southern part of India.

Joy said...

The temple with the pillars has a most harmonious shape, it must be a lovely sight amongst the surrounding woods.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Seeing the coconut trees makes me miss home.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Shetty Anirudh said...

Mangalore, its my love :)
U have Mulki also nearby or you could visit udupi
You have captured Karkala well in thise photos!