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Saavira Kambada Basadi: Temple Timings, Accommodation, Architecture

Saavira Kambada Basadi is a basadi or a Jain temple located in Moodabidri, Karnataka. The temple is also known as the “Thousand Pillar Temple” and Tribhuvana Tilak Chudamani. It is dedicated to the eighth Tirthankara – Shri Chandraprabha.

Saavira Kambada Basadi : Architecture

An amazing feature of this temple is that out of the 1000 pillars, no two pillars are identical. In the front of the temple is the ‘Mahastambha’ – a 50-foot pillar. This three-storied temple is an architectural wonder, adorned with exquisitely carved sculptures and intricate designs. The first story is made of stone and the two upper stories of wood. Enshrined in the sanctum is an eight-foot Murti of Shri Chandranatha Swamy, made of ‘Panch-Dhatu’ (five metals). Saavira Kamnada Basadi was built in 1430 CE by Devaraya Wodeyar. Records show it took 31 years to complete. 

About Moodabidri Temples

Moodabidri has nearly 18 ancient Jain temples, but Saavira Kambada Basadi is the outstanding one among them. Moodabidri is known as Jain Kashi of the south and the temple is maintained by the Jain Matha in the town.

Saavira Kambada Basadi : Temple Timings

Saavira Kambada Basadi temple opens in the morning at 9:00 am and closes at 8:00 pm.

Saavira Kambada Basadi : Darshan Booking

There is no need or provision for darshan booking for visiting Saavira Kambada Basadi.

Accommodation in Moodbidri

There are a number of hotels, guest houses, and other options for staying in Moodbidri. Mangalore is just 35 km from here and many visitors prefer to stay there as there is a wider range of accommodation options in Mangalore.

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Saavira Kambada Basadi,Moodbidri: How to reach


KSRTC operates different bus services from major cities of Karnataka.


Mangalore Junction is the nearest railway station from Saavira Kambada Basadi (around 34 km)


Mangalore Airport is the nearest airport from Saavira Kambada Basadi (about 28 km)

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