Chathurmukha Basadi - Karkala


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Distance (From Udupi): 37 Kms

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.