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Saavira Kambada Basadi

Saavira Kambada Basadi or 1000 pillar Jain Temple is a Jain temple in Karnataka. It is well known across the world not only because it was built in 1430 A D , but because of the remarkable pillars that are an integral part of the temple. The temple is also known as the Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani Basadi or the crest jewel of the three worlds.

The local Chieftain Devaraya Wodeyar initiated the construction of the temple in 1430, but the temple as it stands today includes additions made in 1962. The temple was constructed over a painstaking period of 31 years. An equivalent amount of 9 crores was spent in the construction of the fascinating temple.

The construction of the temple took place in phases. The first phase saw the construction of the sanctum sanctorum with the eight foot idol of Chandranath. The idol is the reason the temple is also known as the Chandranath Basadi.

The second phase oversaw the construction of the magnificent prayer hall with its innumerable pillars. The last …