Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chaturmukha Basadi, Karkala

Chaturmukha Basadi in Karkala is at the top of a small hillock and it can be reached by a flight of stairs has been cut on the slopes of this hillock. The construction of the Basadi was initiated by the King Vira Pandya Deva in 1432. It was completed by Immadi Bhairava in 1586. 


It is a symmetrical Jain temple with four identical doorways in four directions leading to the main shrine inside. The temple is square in shape with pillared porticos on each of its four sides and pillared verandah running around it. 


There are a total of 108 pillars inside and outside the temple. The temple has a flat sloping roof constructed with huge granite slabs. 



There are some wonderful sculptures on the pillars and outer walls of the shrine depicting various facets of human life. 


Main shrine encloses the images of the Yakshi Padmavati and 24th Tirthankar, apart from the standing statues of Suryata, Ara and Malli. 

36 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Looks like an interesting and wonderful place.

deejthtraveller said...

Beautiful view of the temple from a long distance. Happy that ppl left it alone and didn't make skyscrapper curtains around it.

How do we reach here? Any special tips on when to go & what else to see nearby?

rupam sarma said...

Awesome post

Neeraj | www.bharari.net said...

What a beautiful location! I don't think it gets a lot of visitors, does it?

-Neeraj | www.bharari.net

EastCoastLife said...

This is one interesting temple to visit. Happy weekday!

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely Basadi. Nice post.

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Sangeeta said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the information!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF,Rajesh!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Such an awesome place and so much history! Thanks for sharing, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

Photo Cache said...

great location.

HansHB said...

Nice post for the sky-theme!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple and I love the surrounding area! Very pretty. Happy Skywatching!

DeniseinVA said...

This would be a fantastic place to visit. Thanks for sharing it.

Carver said...

I always enjoy the beautiful temples you show us.

ladyfi said...

What an unusual construction. So lovely too!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Interesting.This time when I visit Karkala , I will visit this place also. Thanks for sharing.

shooting star said...

beautiful and the location is just so amazing!!

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LifeRamblings said...

what a fascinating looking temple.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I love that amazing mitadde temple in the jungle, how beautiful ...! Greetings.

afanja said...

Wonderful to see that impressive temple under the clear blue sky.

Rajesh said...

This place can be reached either from Mangalore or Udupi in Karnataka.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Beautifully photographed !

George said...

The photo looking down on the temple is wonderful. The pillars of the temple are beautiful.

Annemor said...

Thank you for taking me along.
I've enjoyed both picture and words.
Have a nice evening.
Mormor

Lowell said...

This is a little different from many of the temples you've shown us...I rather like the rectangular shape with all those pillars and porticos!

Genie Robinson said...

This one is now nearly as large as some of the others you have posted in the past, but it is so pretty sitting up there like it is in the middle of the sky. Impressive. genie

Jim said...

Amazing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

It looks as though the jungle is just waiting to take over this temple!

Shadowy Bee

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this place.

universalrover said...

Seems like I too must visit this place soon! :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Peaceful & calm. This is what I need now.

Bring me there §:-)

Happy SSS, Rajesh.

Hugs from D´Box,
/CC girl

joanne said...

thanx for sharing this lovely and very interesting post~

Gillena Cox said...

marvelous shadow shot

much love...

thomas said...

looks very old and solid.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great photographs..