Saavira Kambada Basadi

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Sāvira Kambada Temple
Sāvira Kambada Temple, Karnataka
Sāvira Kambada Temple, Karnataka
Name
Other names: Tribhuvana Tilaka Cūḍāmaṇi
Devanagari: त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि
Tulu: ಸಾವಿರ ಕಂಬದ ಬಸದಿ
Location
Country: India
State/province: Karnataka
District: Moodabidri
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Chandraprabha
Number of temples: 18
History
Date established: 1430 AD
Bhattaraka: Charukeerti Panditacharya Varya
Governing body: Shri Moodabidri Jain Matha
Website: www.jainkashi.com

Saavira Kambada Temple' (Tulu: ಸಾವಿರ ಕಂಬದ ಬಸದಿ Sāvira Kambada Basadi) or Tribhuvana Tilaka Cūḍāmaṇi (Sanskrit: त्रिभुवन तिलक चूडामणि), is a basadi (ಬಸದಿ or Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honors the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.[1]

The town of Moodabidri is noted for its eighteen Jain temples but Saavira Kambada Temple is considered the finest among them.[2]

History[edit]

The Basadi was built by the [vijayanagarkingdom] ruler Devaraya Wodeyar in 1430 with additions made in 1962, this shrine has a 60 feet tall monolith manasthambha (erected by karkala bhairava Queen Nagala Devi).[1]

Other Jain Temples in Moodabidri[edit]

Moodabidri is noted for its 18 Jains Temples-

  • Vikram Shetty Basadi
  • Mahadeva Shetty Basadi
  • Chola Shetty Basadi
  • Koti Shetty Basadi
  • Derma Shetty Basadi
  • Ammanavara Basadi

Guru Basadi[edit]

Guru basadi is the earliest of the Jain monuments. A stone idol of Parshwanatha, about 3.5 metres tall, is installed in the sanctum of this basadi. Here the rare Jain palm leaf manuscripts of 12th century A.D. known as ‘Dhavala texts’ are preserved. This basadi was stolen on 6 July 2013 where the 15 golden idols were stolen.[3]

Moodabidri Jain Math[edit]

There is a matha at Moodabidri responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of temples in Moodabidri.[4] It is known as the Jain Varanasi of the South.[5][6]

Bhaṭṭāraka Charukeerthi[edit]

A bhaṭṭāraka seat exists at Moodabidri responsible for administering the 18 temples at Moodabidri and the other temples in the surrounding areas. The name given to the bhaṭṭāraka of Moodabidri is Charukeerthi.[4][7][8]

Photo Gallery[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moodbidri — woods of yore". Online Edition of The Hindu, dated 2005-04-24 (Chennai, India). 2005-04-24. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ Pratyush Shankar. "FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING MOODABIDRI TEMPLES AS PUBLIC PLACES". 15 January 2006. CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130709/news-current-affairs/article/idol-theft%E2%80%88karnataka-robbed-history
  4. ^ a b Special Correspondent (2012-12-10). "Jain festival begins in Moodbidri". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Jainism in Southern Karnataka: (up to AD 1565) - Shakuntala Prakash Chavan - Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Serving Mangaloreans Around The World!". Mangalorean.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Rooting for heritage tag for Moodbidri - Bangalore - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  8. ^ Chavan, Mahavir S. (2010-08-11). "Jain News: Moodbidri Jain Swamiji calls for removal of ignorance". Jainsamachar.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2013-07-13.