Thursday, September 19, 2013

Chathurmukha Basadi, Manjeshwar

Chathurmukha Basadi at Manjeshwar is a Jain temple. I am told this is an ancient temple, but I am not sure how old. This is very close to the another ancient temple Anantheshwar Temple.



This temple has a very unique architecture. The temple derives its name Chaturmukh as there are four entrances to the temple in the four directions. Inside the temple there are four idols of Vardhamana Mahaveera, the founder of Jainism, facing the four directions.




30 comments:

Cloudia said...

Modest but impressive!

Namaste With aloha

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting architectural style!

Our photos said...

Beautiful!
Greetings, RW & SK

Irene said...

What a charming building ... great shots!

Irene

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Loved it...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Amazing constructions..:-)

Jeevan said...

So beautiful and uniquely build! Liked the peace enveloped there

Sylvia K said...

What a different temple indeed, Rajesh!! And wonderful blue skies for a backdrop!! Perfect! Enjoy your weekend!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful temple.

Jim said...

Interesting architecture feature.

Photo Cache said...

i like the simplicity of this temple compared to the other temples you have shown.

Arija said...

So nice to see such an old and interesting temple so well kept. Thank you, it is a real treat to see.

Karen said...

The simplicity of this temple is breathtaking!

ladyfi said...

What graceful architecture.

Leovi said...

Exquisite architecture! Really nice!

Joop Zand said...

Very good photo's....light and compositions are nice.

Greetings, Joop

Team G Square said...

Very nice temple. We went in search of this temple long back but didn't make it to the temple. Nice to read about it.

Panchali said...

Wonderful pics of the temple, Rajesh. The details are exciting to read. Thank you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Quite different from the temples you usually show us. Beautiful in its own way.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful in its simplicity and great shots ~ carol, ^_^

George said...

This is a very different temple. I like it.

Pietro Brosio said...

Interesting simple architecture, very nice.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

This is beautiful . I did not know of this basidi. Next time I will not miss it!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A most unusual style for a temple. Even the colours seem different from what I would expect. No detailed carvings, just unusual lines and shapes.

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Interesting architecture. India is a big unknown for me.

Annemor said...

Love the architekture.
Lovely photos.
Alle the best.
Mormor

Poetic Shutterbug said...

very interesting with a modern look and feel to it.

Yogi Saraswat said...

very amazing and attractive place

Bushra M said...

Looks kinda unique!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

This is Beautiful...Interesting form. We have a 15th century Jain temple in our place and it's a lovely one too. Had posted about it in my blog, my version and I know you have seen it too :)