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High red-colored idol of Bhagawan Chandraprabh in the padmasana posture.
It is on a hillock near the village, Dharmasthal.
The ancient name of this tirth was ‘Kuduma’. This temple is more than
a thousand years old. The charitable Jain merchant Hedge built this
temple. Even today the members of his family look after the temple. Jains
and pilgrims are provided with Boarding and lodging free of charge and this
is very praiseworthy. It always seems as if a fair is held here. This is a
center of co-ordination of all religions. On the auspicious occasion of
Diwali in the month of Kartak, a conference of Sarvadharma Sahitya is held
here every year.
In the Hedge Bhavan, there are two temples. On the hill outside the
village, there is a very splendid idol of Bahubali in the Khadgasana
of art and Sculpture:
The sculpture of the temple is ancient and full of beauty and delight.
Also, for its natural beauty, this tirth is famous all over India.
The tirth is at a distance of 65 kilometers from Mangalore. Bus service
and private vehicles are available. There are neat and clean dharmashalas
and bhojanshalas. There are many other dharmashalas also in the village.
Shri Dharmasthal Sanstha Dharmasthal - 574216.Dist: South Kannad, State:
Shri Mahavir Bhagwan