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Nearly 450 cms.
high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Kayotsarga
It is in the Moodbidri village.
This temple is also called the Siddhanta temple. Here are 35 idols of nine
gems. Every religious Jain regards them holy. Bowing down to the idol is
also called bowing down to Siddhantas. We know from reliable historical
sources that Bhadrabahuswami got many temples built here in the fourth
century B.C. In the eighth century B.C. a sadhu saw a tiger and a cow
lovingly playing together and he was astonished to see this exceptional
scene. While searching elsewhere, this large idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath
was found in a place covered with thick growth of trees. Since Guru found
this holy place, it is also called Guruvasadi.
There are seventeen other ancient temples.
of art and Sculpture:
Words fail to describe the artistic beauty of the idol of God, installed
in this temple. It is very difficult to find the stone from which this
brilliant idol of God, was made. The idols of nine gems are distinct and
artistic. Built in the year 1430 of the Vikram era, the Tribhuivan Tilak
Chudamanií temple with a thousand pillars, is also famous. Made of five
metals, the 270 cms. high idols of Mulnayak Bhagawan Chandraprabh in
Khadgasana posture, is regarded to be the best among five-metal idol all
over India. In the open square of the temple, beautiful pictures are
carved. The sculpture of nine female elephants and five female horses is
fascinating and delightful. Besides, there are many idols made of the five
metals and of rock crystal.
The nearest railway station of Mangalore is at a distance of 35
kilometers. Bus service and private vehicles are available. There are
Boarding and lodging provisions.
Swastik Shri Charukirtiswamiji Jain Math, Moodbidri - 574227, Dist : South
Karana, State : Karnatak, India.
Shri Parshva Prabhu