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The panchakalyana religious rituals at Aladangadi basadi


Mangalore, December 22, 2012,(DHNS): The panchakalyana religious rituals of the renovated Doddabasadi situated at Aladangadi were held between December 26 and 30. According to the Jain Agama Shastra, this Jain temple on the banks of Phalguni river was built 825 years ago by Queen Madhurakka Devi and her son Rayakumara. Timmannarasa Dr Padma Prasad Ajila is the present hereditory managing trustee of the temple.

Dharmasthala Dharmothana trust has donated a sum of Rs18 lakh to the renovation work and rest of the amount needed was raised from the devotees. Bhagawan Sri Parshwanath Swamy is the moola nayak of the Basadi. A magnificent manasthambha is the centre of attraction at the Basadi. The tile roofed Basadi is built according to Jain Vastu Shastra. According to Dr veereendra Heggde, "this jain temple is restored without altering the original structure.The Ajila ancestors consecrated Lord Bahubali Swamy onolathicsculpture at venoor after constructing this Dodda Basadi adjacient to the Ajila Aramane in Aladangadi, formerly known as Akshayapura, now it is in Belthangady taluk." The rituals were performed under the guidance of Lalithakirthi Bhattaraka Swamiji of Karkala.

Source : www.digambarjainonline.com