Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Another wonderful trek on this monsoon in my bike. I got call from my friend Sudheer Kumar on Sunday morning and within a minute we planned this trip. I reached Varnga village by 9am & had my breakfast at a small Hotel.
Varang is little known for Jain Temples,It is a very beautiful place with lots and lots of greenery around it and more over there are three Jain Temples in that place. First we visited Neminath &Chandranath Basadi.
Neminath Basadi is 1000 years old. The bronze idols of 24 Tirthankaras in Kayotsarg posture is in the hall. The idol of Mulnayak Bhagwan Neminath (5 feet tall) is in the Garbhagriha. Chandranath Temple is dedicated to Mulnayak Bhagwan Chandrapath & the idol is made of Chandrashila and one could see the light across the idol.
Inside the temple.
Kere Basadi is very religious always crowd with Jain’s devotes. Kere Basadi is the most beautiful and worth seeing place, this is a unique Shrine in the middle of the lake. On this tiny islet, you can feel the aura so typical of many Jaina holy places.
The Jain basadi in the lake has four sided idols in four directions facing North, South, East and West. The idols of 4 Tirthankaras are Bhagwan Parsvanatha, Bhagwan Neminath, Bhagwan Ananthanath, Bhagwan Shantinath.
In the year 1711 of Vikram era, Muni Shilvijaya came here on a pilgrimage. In the past, this was a rich and prosperous city at present hundreds of people come here to worship daily.
Theertha Kallu waterfalls.
Near KereBsadi one small beautiful Waterfall is there called TheerthaKallu, 1hour of simple trek from this temple we reached this beautiful place. This water very medisinic & purified. We enjoyed sometime in this place & saw some places around called Anekalu &Huliguhe.
Next we visit one more waterfalls in Durga & finally on return we reached Parapadi. So one more weakened of waterfalls and bike riding completed the day with wonderful memories to carry.