Chaturmukha Basadi is a unique, symmetrical Jain temple situated in Karkala, 53 Kms north-east of Mangaluru, Karnataka.
Built in 16th century by Immadi Bhairarasa Vodeya of the Santara dynasty, it has four symmetrical faces, opening to 4 sides.
The temple has 4 sets of standing black marble statues of Tirthankaras Aranath, Mallinath and Munisuvratanath, facing the 4 sides – a total of 12 statues.
Entirely built of stone, with lofty tall doorways, pillared portico on all four sides and a pillared verandah running all-round resting on massive eaves, it’s a piece of finest architecture and workmanship! It’s unlike any other.
What an amazing creation!
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