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Chathurmukha Basti Jain Temple

Chathurmukha Basti Jain Temple

Chathurmukha Basti Jain Temple

Kasaragod, a land of rivers, forts and beaches also has a number of famous temples to showcase.

The Chathurmukha Basti (Jain temple), which stands atop a hillock, is one among them. This temple is situated in a picturesque location in Manjeswaram, a small town in Kasaragod, adjacent to Mangalore. Manjeswaram was the headquarters of Bengara-Manjeswar (a 12th-century Jain kingdom) and it still has many tell-tale signs of Jainism there including two noted temples - Chathurmukha Basti and Parswanatha Basti.

Jainism is closely related to nature. This temple offers lush green surroundings to its visitors. Jains love peace and tranquillity. The temple has four entrances and four idols of great Jain gurus - Adinatha, Santinatha, Chandranatha and Mahadeva facing in four directions of the Basti. Hence the name Chathur (four) mukha basti. This temple belongs to the 12th century and was built by King Bangara Manjeswara. One can see a blooming Ashoka tree and idols of serpents here, which were worshipped by ancient Jains. Birds and butterflies add to the ambience of nature around here. The calmness and serenity of the temple are ideal for those who love culture, nature and spirituality.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Udyawar Mada Bus Stand, about 5.8 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Udupi Railway Station, about 36.6 km
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By Air
By Air
Mangalore International Airport, about 47 km
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All days: 05:30 AM - 11:30 AM
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM


All days: 05:30 AM - 11:30 AM
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM


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