Sunday, January 29, 2017

Moodbidri: Thousand Pillar Jain Temple.

Special Cover issued on first day of cancellation with blue postmark.

Special cover issued on first day of cancellation

Saavira Kambada Temple, is a basadi or Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honors the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.The Basadi was built by the ruler of vijayanagar, Devaraya Wodeyar in 1430 with additions made in 1962. The shrine has a 60 feet tall monolith manasthambha (erected by karkala bhairava Queen Nagala Devi).
Cancellation was introduced on 18.11.2016
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