Venur Jain Temples and Statue of Gomateshwara

Posted: 31.10.2011
Updated on: 10.09.2012


Jain Temples and Statue of Gommatesvara of Venur

Jain Tempels of Venur

Venur is a small town in South Kanara District of Karnataka state, situated on the bank of river Gurupur. Seven beautiful temples are here to be viewed with the 35 feet high colossus of Gommateshwara Bahubali.

  • There is an attractive idol of Chandraprabha carved in flat rock installed in Akkangala Basadi and in Binnani Basadi a very beautiful bronze idol of Shantinatha is worth being seen. Both the temples are situated in either sides of Gommateshwara.
  • Shri Shantinatha Temple is also near situated in a separate enclosure with the principal deity Parshvanatha, a beautiful bronze idol. This temple was reconstructed by Pujya Bhattaraka of Mudbidri.
  • The three storied magnificent temple of Shantinatha Swami is called Kullu Temple. The idol of Bhagwan Shantinatha is carved on a black rock 5 feet in height. Around the nimbus of this idol Ashta Pratiharya are designed. This temple is built by Madhurkka Devi.
  • 24 Tirthankara Temple is in the right part of Shri Shantinatha Temple with 24 idols of Tirthankaras on rocks. In this temple in both sides beautiful idols of Goddess Padmavati and Sarasvati are also installed.
  • At the left of Shri Shantinatha Temple, a small temple of Bhagwan Adinath exists.

Jain Temples of Venur

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