Chathurmukha Basadi Jain Temple-Manjeshwar

Chathurmukha Basadi Jain temple is situated in Manjeshwar of Kasaragod District. The Chathurmukha Basadi is different because it contains four idols of Vardhamana Mahaveera facing four directions, thus the name chathurmukha (four faces) and basadi

Chathurmukha Basadi Jain temple is situated in Manjeshwar of Kasaragod District.
The Chathurmukha Basadi is different because it contains four idols of Vardhamana Mahaveera facing four directions, thus the name chathurmukha (four faces) and basadi (temple).

Manjeshwar was the headquarters of a Jain kingdom called Bengara Manjeshwar towards the northern frontier of present Kerala for atleast 500 years from 12th century onwards.  According to scholars involved in Jain studies more than 800 families where here and the debris of a destroyed fort is still found in the region.  The relics of an ancient stone temple near the river mouth of Manjeshwar close to the Arabian sea is also a clear evidence of the Jain antiquity of the place.  Manjeshwar still has two Jain temples or Jaina Basadi on the southern shore of river Manjeshwar .  The temple can be easily reached by following the sign boards put up by the state govt of kerala.

How to reach
Mangalore is the nearest airport.
Manjeshwar is the nearest railway station.
Hosangadi is the nearest bus stand.
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