Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mangalore - 2

Continued from here.

So, like I said, we travelled to a lot of places from Mulki. And the first of them was Moodabidri.

Moodabidri is a Jain populated place and it has a lot of Jain temples, schools and community centres. Saavira Kambada Basadi is one such Jain temple renowned for it's structure.

"Saavira" means 1000 in Kannada, "Kambada" means "pillar" and "Basadi" means "temple". So, it's a temple that has 1000 pillars.

No pillar is similar to the other i.e. all of these pillars are unique and they have been placed with the help of elephants alone.

The fact sheet outside the temple also said there are 1000 pillars but I didn't think there were as many. 

(You may open the image in a new window and zoom to read the entire script.)

Then again, I didn't count but it didn't seem like there were so many!!

If you look closely, you will find that all these pillars are different from one another.

The ceiling was done up very well too..

And that's my sister Anagha :)

List of Jain temples and community centres in Moodabidri :

Our next destination was also a Jain place of worship in Karkala, a little away from Moodabidri.. Will cover that shortly :)

1 comment:

Avada Kedavra said...

Nice travelogue.. Have been to Mangalore but not to this temple. Will try to cover it next time I visit Mangalore.