Shri Mudabidri Tirth
Mulnayak: Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan, Kausaga Mudra, Black coloured idol , 15 feet in height.
Tirth Place: The temple is in Mudabidri, a small village.
History: From History and books it is come to known that the temple is built when Samrat Chandragupta with his students (12000 approx. in 4th Century) came here and among them some Muni's came who asked the people near Mudabidri to build this temple. This area was ruled by many great kings and later near this temple as there was no movement of people many trees grew here and the area became a Jungle and no one knew that there is a temple here. In 8 century while some children were playing here they saw a cow, then one great Acharya went and searched the area full of Jungle and found this great idol of Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan and then built a temple here.
Specialty: The specialty of this temple is the Black coloured idol of Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan and 35 idols made of 'Navratna'
Other Temples: In the same place there are 17 other Jain temples and all the temples are ancient.
Art and Sculptures: The art of idols in all the temples is excellent. The glittering black idol of Shri Parshvanath Bhagavan is unique since this type of idols are rare. There is one idol made of 'Panchadhatu' (5 metals) approx. 6 feet high of Shri Chandra Prabhu which is known to be excellent one in its kind.
Guidelines: The nearest railway station is Mangalore, at a distance of 35 kms. From here transport facilities are available upto the temple. The temple can be reached in Mangalore-Shimoga railway travel.
Facilites: There are many Dharmashalas in the village with all facilities.
Shri Charukirti Swamiji Shri Jain Math,
P.O. Mudabidri (574227),
Dist. South Karnataka,