Thursday, November 19, 2015

Kallu Basadi, Moodbidri

At Moodbidri there are several Jain Basadi's built anytime between 14th and 16th century. One among them is Kallu Basadi. This temple is completely built of stone and hence the name Kallu Basadi.



The temple consist of sanctum, Sukanasi as the innermost area. It is surrounded by  Namaskara Mantapa followed by Badhra Mantapa. The temple has double tiled sloppy roof.



In the sanctum the presiding deity is Sri Sheethala Natha Swami, cut in a rare variety of stone, its color being a blend of white and brown.



In front of the temple is finely carved Manastambha.



24 comments:

My Unfinished Life said...

Interesting

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Ranjana's craft blog said...

Moodbidri famous for Jain Bastis! Nice capture

ladyfi said...

So very lovely!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

What amazing and beautiful structures they managed to build without computers, technology and the comforts of the 21st Century!

rupam sarma said...

Nice to read.Beautiful clicks.

genie said...

Rajesh...I really like this temple. The colors are beautiful on looks like to me to be a lady on the left side. The blue on the inside is so pretty, and the tower in front is majestic. The tile on the roof reminds me of the house I grew up in.

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating place!! I would love to visit there!! Thanks for sharing your photos, they're the next best thing to being there myself!! I hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Jim said...

Fantastic fotos. :)

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures and wonderful exploration on the temple! Nice construction with stones

Thomas Lee said...

wow! a majestic tower

Parul said...

Great pictures. Did not know this place is near Mangalore.Thank you for sharing.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice basadi.

AlexaT said...

Such talented people who made so amazing work of art in stone or wood... Beautiful images and so lovely to see them from up close! A great weekend!

Helen Michelle Alan-Menino Obama said...

very nice.

Linda Eugenia Denise Brin Korbetis said...

thoughtful.

robin. said...

such lovely structures, color and texture.

Jeannie Marie said...

Ilove the term sloppy roof. Beautifully creating lovely shadows. Happy SSS2!

Gattina said...

Beautiful architecture !

bettyl-NZ said...

The photos you share with us are amazing, as usual. The pillar is quite interesting.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Great photos! Happy to learn more about India.

Easwar Arumugam said...

Great shots

purba chakraborty said...

Interesting place. Great captures :)

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Its really very good to know about this place.
pics are very nice.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Moodabidri is always in my bucket list.... Lovely photos