Chandranatha Swamy Basadi

jain basadi

The confluence of faiths makes Dharmasthala, the abode of dharma, a unique legacy entrenched over the years. The centuries old Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi at Dharmasthala has been maintained in the pristine condition and is amongst the one of the most revered and celebrated Digambara shrines in South India.

The growing fame of Dharmasthala Shri Manjunatha Swamy temple has often obscured the fact that for centuries that Dharmasthala is also a revered Jain Basadi. With the novel thought of protecting the Jain legacy, a pious and methodical renovation of the temple in May 2001 by Shri Veerendra Heggade has made Shri Chandranatha Swamy Basadi, one of the most beautiful edifices in Dharmasthala and the south of India. Standing against the azure blue sky and the lush foliage around it, this temple clad in white marble is a sight to behold and to cherish, imbibe and nurture the teachings about our mortal life by Shri Chandranatha Swamy, Jain Theerthankara Mahaveer and his disciples.