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Shri Moodbidri Tirth

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

Mulnayak: Nearly 450 cms. high, black-colored idol of Bhagawan Parshvanath in the Kayotsarga posture.
        

Tirth: It is in the Moodbidri village.
         
Historicity: 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.

Other Temples: There are seventeen other ancient temples.

Works 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.
           
Guidelines: 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.
       
Trust: Swastik Shri Charukirtiswamiji Jain Math, Moodbidri - 574227, Dist : South Karana, State : Karnatak, India.


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