Go to Homepage

A comprehensive guide for Jains, Jainism & Jain places of Pilgrimage

[ Home ][What is a Tirth][Tirth - Gujarat][Tirth - Rajasthan] [ Tirth - Rest of India ][ Jainism ][Tirthankars]

<< Back

              Jain Temples - India                      

kalash.jpg (2804 bytes) 
Shri Karkal Tirth

Mulnayak | Tirth | Historicity | Other Temples | Works of art and Sculpture | Guidelines | Trust | Photo Gallery

Mulnayak: Nearly 137 cms high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Neminath in the semi-Padmsana posture.

Tirth: It is near the Karkal village.

Historicity: This temple was built in the year 1514 of the Vikram era. There is mention that the then king gave wealth in gift for building this temple. Even today, the stones of Karnkal are known to be strong and best for building works. In front of the temple, there is an 1800 cms high measuring pillar. It is made of a single stone. It cannot be found elsewhere. The art and idols of sculpturists of this place have made their way into many temples. Therefore, this is a famous place.

Other Temples: On the hill outside the village, there is a 1250 cms. high, standing idol of Bhagawan Bahubali. There is also a temple of Bhagawan Adishvar. In it, there is a four-mouthed idol of Bhagawan.

Works of art and Sculpture: As in many temples in India, the art of idol-maker is very spectacular.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Karkal is at a distance of two kilometer and Mangalore is at a distance of 50 kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. There are Boarding and lodging provisions near the temple.
Trust: Shri Jain Dharma Jirnoddhar Sangha,Karkal - 574104, Dist - South Kanara, Karnatak, India.

Shree Neminath Bhagwan


About Us | Feedback| Contact Us
copyright© 2001, Jinalaya.com Prodigy Software Ltd India, a Weathercraft group company
Best viewed with a resolution of 800*600 and 256 colors or higher