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Moodabidri: Explore The Jaina Kashi Of The South! Top spots!



Moodabidri- Karnataka, Top 8 Historic Places To Visit!

Moodabidri is a bamboo town in the state of Karnataka, India. This South Indian town has also got its religious significance for being a center of Jainism. The place has also been spotted in the historical and cultural map of the nation for several events.

That happened in the past and the traditions that have been followed. Believers call the place Jaina Kashi since the town is an abode for numerous Jain temples. The city can always be found in a neat and tidy condition.

Providing all the necessary facilities for all those who visit the city. The architecture and sculptures particular to Jainism can be seen plenty in the city. Visit the town for a calming and relaxing vacation experience with some obvious spiritual vibes. 

Table of Contents

Things To do/Places To Visit In Moodabidri

  1. Gomateshwara Statue In Karkala 
  2. St. Lawrence Basilica Of Karkala
  3. Chaturmukha Basadi
  4. Shaka And Mantra Surf Clubs
  5. Thousand Pillar Temple
  6. Gundyadka Falls
  7. Hosanadu Kodyadka Annapoorneshwari Temple
  8. Konaje Kallu

1. Gomateshwara Statue In Karkala 

This gigantic Gomateshwara statue is regarded as the second largest in the whole of India, particularly in the category. Many architectural marvels are awaiting the tourists visiting the location. The statues and sculptures say the story of a glorified past of the town.

Gomateshwara Statue In Karkala 

The royal legends of the Pandya Dynasty get unfolded here with all their radiance and pride. The constructor of the statue is recorded as the then Pandava king, Veerapandya Bhairava Raja.

The statue is built in honor of Bahubali, the prince, who sacrificed the pleasures of the material world to indulge in the greatness of spirituality. After the release and box office hit of the movie, “Bahubali”.

The location has become even more crowded with tourists from all over the world. The once in twelve years’ celebration of Maha Masthakaabhisheka is the resplendent eve in the location. The statue of Gomateshwara will be showered with a holy blend of saffron.

On a base of water and milk. If you are planning to find an Intagrammable spot on your visit to Moodabidri, this is your place. 

2. St. Lawrence Basilica Of Karkala

Do not judge the town of Moodabidri as an exclusive Jain pilgrim station. You can also find remnants of a magnificent colonial past in the town. St. Lawrence Basilica is one among them. Believers worship and pay a visit to this Roman Catholic shrine for the miracles.

St. Lawrence Basilica

That is believed to have happened here. Attur Festival is an auspicious occasion of the church. The building date of the church is dated back to the beginning of the late 18th century, in the year 1759.

The surroundings of the shrine can be the perfect hang-out spot for a lot of tourists having an inclination towards greens and splendid nature. “Intercession with God” is acclaimed as the exclusive power of the church.

This attracted Catholic believers from across the globe to this town in South India. The tourists are also interested to know about the gothic elements that the shrine possesses in its different corners.

Lighting tall and big candles with a height of 3-4 feet is also a practicing tradition in the church of St. Lawrence Basilica of Karkala. 

3. Chaturmukha Basadi

Chaturmukha Basadi is the favorite pilgrim spot for the Jains in the town of Moodabidri. The aesthetics of the Jain architecture will amaze every eye and soul visiting the location. The Basadi has got impressive ancient vibes with its construction date marked as 1432 AD.

Chaturmukha Basadi

Vir Pandya Deva owns the credit for building this breathtaking marvel. The temple is located on top of a hill in the town of Moodabidri. 108 pillars of the temple are sufficient enough to speak out the royal magnificence of the construction.

The temple has got four entries joining in an intersection called Garbagriha.

4. Shaka And Mantra Surf Clubs

Shaka is a surf club in Moodabidri where you can enjoy the beachy vibes of the town. The club has collaborated with the native families nearby so that the tourists will be guided by the experts of nature.

Shaka And Mantra Surf Clubs

The traditional Mangalorean cuisines and the typical Indian Chai are some of the sure shots in this vacation spot. You can also experience the rustic lives of the coastal people here. Mantra surf club provides services such as kayaking, cycling, stand-up paddling, yoga, and a lot more.

This location is perfect for both beginner and also advanced-level surfers. The Moodabidri Mantra surf club has also set up courses from 3 days to 1-month duration in a wide variety of packages. 

5. Thousand Pillar Temple

Saavira Kambada Basadi also known as the Thousand Pillars Temple surpasses the excellence of the Chathurmukha Bhasadi with a pillar count of one thousand. The name “Jain Kashi” of the Moodabidri town is derived from this particular temple.

Thousand Pillar Temple

The temple is also known as the “crown jewel of the three worlds”. The construction of this astonishing temple took 31 years’ duration. The temple becomes an incredible construction when we realize the fact that we won’t be able to find two similar pillars.

During the entire construction. Each of the thousand pillars is distinct in its way and shows no similarities with the rest. 

6. Gundyadka Falls

Gundyadka Falls can be the ideal monsoon vacation spot in Moodabidri. However, remember to keep an eye on the news updates of the location since the geography is prone to frequent landslides, floods, and other natural disasters.

Gundyadka Falls

But, if the weather is friendly this would be the best natural experience you can have in Moodabidri. It’s also known as the “Yerugundi Falls”. 

7. Hosanadu Kodyadka Annapoorneshwari Temple

This is a Hindu temple in proximity. The biodiversity surrounding the temple is quite rich and diverse. Pilgrims visit the place for the fulfillment of their life goals and wishes. The temple is constructed taking inspiration;

Hosanadu Kodyadka Annapoorneshwari Temple

From the temple of Adishaktyatmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari of Horanadu. A car festival is celebrated every year in the temple on May 1st. You can also visit the zoo located nearby. 

8. Konaje Kallu

The place is known for its gigantic monolithic stone in granite.

Konaje Kallu

Climbing the rocky landscape to witness the beauty of the monolith is a vibrant experience. 

How To Reach Moodabidri?

Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Mulki (MULK)

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