Moodbidri is a well known as "jain kashi" whcih is about 47 kms from the Mangalore city. A Holy Shrine of the Jains, the Thousand Pillar Temple is dedicated to Shri Chandranath, a Jain Saint.
The Temple is intricately carved and has architecture that is peculiar to Nepal. There are a total of 18 Temples in Moodabidri. The 1000 Pillar Temple is around 569 years old and was built over Century.
The history of the Temple is carved on the walls and pillars of the Temple. No two pillars in the temple are alike. The Basadi is treasure house of art and architecture. No where in Karnataka, a Basadi of so much grandeur and so much magnificence as this could be found.