Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Bhatkal Jettappa Naikana Chandranathesvara Basti- Karnataka

Address

Bhatkal Jettappa Naikana Chandranathesvara Basti- Karnataka Uttara Kannada District, Belgaum division, Karnataka, India

Diety

Chandranathesvara

Introduction

Jettappa Naikana Chandranathesvara Basti is a jain temple located in the Uttara Kannada District, Belgaum division, Karnataka. Bhatkal is located on NH-17 connecting Mumbai and Kochi. It is well connected with all major towns of Karnataka. Bhatkal is a railway head on Konkan railways. Mangalore is the nearest airport.

Puranic Significance

This basti has two blocks of buildings connected with an intervening porch. Both these two buildings are of two stories; lower one is larger than the upper one. Each story has three cells containing images of Jinas. The temple is consisted of an agrasala, bhogamandapa and basti. It is called in the inscription of 1556 CE as Vardhamana Basti, and stated to have been built by one Narayana Nayaka, a commander of Chennabhairadevi. In front of the main entrance, a dvajastambha is standing on a platform of about 14 feet square. The pillar is a single shaft of 21 feet in height. It is surmounted by a quadrangular capital. Behind the basti is a smaller pillar called Yakshabrahmakhambha. This pillar is 19 feet in length. It stands on a platform with four pillars at the corners, with lintel laid over them.

Century/Period/Age

1556 CE

Managed By

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)- Karnataka

Nearest Bus Station

Bhatkal

Nearest Railway Station

Bhatkal Station

Nearest Airport

Mangalore

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