Chaturmukha Basadi Karkala Temple

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Chaturmukha Basadi was built in 1432 during the reign of Jain king, Vir Pandyadeva. The Basadi was named as Chaturmukha Basadi because of four identical doorways which points four directions and all doorways lead to the Garbhagriha.

Distance (From Udupi) : 37 Kms

Visited From : Udupi

Trip Duration (Including Travel) : 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options : Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: Following places can be visited along with this place:

1. Chathurmukha Basadi – Karkala (< 1 Km)
2. Gomatheshwara Statue – Karkala (< 1 Km)
3. Neninath Basadi – Karkala (< 1 Km)
4. Sri Venkata Ramana Temple – Karkala (< 1 Km)
5. Ananthashayana Temple – Karkala (< 1 Km)
6. St. Lawrence Church – Attur (8 Kms)

At a distance of 37 Kms from Udupi & 50 Kms from Mangalore, Chaturmukha Basadi is a Jain temple, situated on a rocky hill near Karkala.

The primary deity of the temple is Chandranatha. This temple got its name due to the four doorways in four directions lead to the Garbhagriha. It is entirely built of stone and stands on a raised stone platform. The flat roof is constructed with large granite slabs and the temple has a total of 108 pillars. This temple was committed by Vir Pandya Deva, the King of Bairarava family in 1432 and completed in 1586.

This is the most celebrated temple in Karkala and is referred to in the inscriptions as Tribhuvana Tilaka Jina Chaityalaya and Ratnaraya Dhama. Photography is prohibited inside without prior permission.

Karkala located at a distance of 362 Km from Bangalore is one of the important pilgrim centers especially for Jains.

Karkala houses important monuments of Karnataka and the history of these monuments that dates back to 1000 years. One such monument is Chaturmukha Basadi situated on the rocky hills in Karkala, Udupi district. This Basadi is one of the main attractions of Karkala.

This is the most celebrated temple in Karkala and is referred to in the inscriptions as Tribhuvana Tilaka Jina Chaityalaya and Ratnaraya Dhama. Photography is prohibited inside without prior permission.

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