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A Jain temple represents the samavasarana of the tirthankaras. According to the Jain tradition, a lofty manastambha stands in front of the samosharana, which causes someone entering a samavasarana to shed their pride.
Some of the well known Jain manastambhas are:
- Kirti Stambh of Chittorgarh. The Vijay Stambha was inspired by this.
- Manastambhas of Devagarh
- Manastambhas of Moodabidri
- Manastambhas of Shravanabelagola
- Manastambha at Shikharji at Madhuvan
Manastambhas in South India are generally monolithic.
- The Brahmadeva Pillars. An Inquiry into the Origin and Nature of the Brahmadeva Worship among the Digambara Jains, S. Settar , Artibus Asiae, Vol. 33, No. 1/2 (1971), pp. 17-38
- MANASTAMBHA[dead link]
- "Moodabidri ( Mudabdri)". Jaindharmonline.com. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "CHANDRAGIRI (Chikkabetta)". Mysoretourism.org. Retrieved 2012-04-21.