Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Caturmukha Basti 

The complex multi-storeyed Caturmukha Basti is located outside the village of Manjeshvara. The temple is a clear Keralan example of a caturmukha (four-faced) Jaina temple. A small tree, reminiscent of a tulasī tree, is tended by devotees inside the temple compound.

The temple complex seen from the south © Julia A.B. Hegewald
View towards the temple from the southeast © Julia A.B. Hegewald
The sacred tree inside the temple compound © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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