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Chaturmukha Basadi, Karkala

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Tourists on a trip to Karkala must visit Chaturmukha Basadi, which is counted amongst most attractive Jain monuments in Karnataka. This structure is located on top of a rocky hill. The main attraction of this site, which is located on top of a rocky hill, is its 108 pillars, which were sanctified in the year 1432 by Vir Pandya Deva. These 108 pillars provide support to the flat roof built by granite slabs.

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This site was named 'Chaturmukh Basadi' as it has four doorways that are located on four directions and lead visitors to the garbhagriha. Upon entering the garbhagriha, visitors will get the chance to explore statues of Suryata, Malli and Ara. Apart from standing statues, the garbhagriha has images of Yakshi Padmavati and the 24th Tirthankar. Chaturmukha Basadi serves as the ideal place for people who are looking forward to spend time meditating.

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