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24 Tirthankara Basadi/Ammanavara Basadi, Venur


Travellers are recommended to visit 24 Tirthankara Basadi that lies on the right side of Kallu Basadi (Dodda Basadi). Upon reaching this Basadi, tourists will see an inscription on the right side of the temple that conveys the information that this site was constructed in1537.

Visitors will also get a chance to view 24 separate idols of Tirthankaras that have been placed in a row in a standing position (Kadgasana). The idol of Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Padmavathi can be seen on the right and left side of the Tirthankara idols, respectively. Goddess Padmavathi is known as Ammanavaru by Jains in Karnataka. Therefore, 24 Tirthankara Basadi is also known by the name of Ammanavara Basadi.

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