MOODBIDRI May 24, 2008:
The Basadi houses the Chandranatha and Aadinatha Shrines. The construction began in 1430 by the Jain math of Moodbidri on a land given by Devaraja Odeya, a chieftain of Vijayanagara king Devaraya II. The "mukha mantapa" was built in 1451 and the 50 ft high "manasthamba" in 1461. Apart from "garba gudi", the basadi has five mantapas.
As part of the rituals, a 1,008 kalasha abhisheka will be performed to the statue of Chandranatha Swamy in May during which month the Basadi will be fully lit.