There are 3 Digambar Jain temples at Varanga: Matada Basadi,  Kere Basadi/Chaturmukha Basadi, Neminath Basadi/Hire Basadi.

Nemianth Basdi/Hhire Basadithis temple is spread over an area of 70 feet by 70 feet and is about 1000 years old. A bronze idols of 24 tirthanakaras in kayotsarga posture is in the Navaranga (Wide Hall). The idol of main deity Lord Neminath is 5 feet high.

Matada Basadi – This temple has the black-colored idol of Tirthankar Parshwanath in the Kayotsarga posture.

Kere Basadi/Chaturmukha Basadi – This temple is located in the middle of a pond (Kere), hence the name Kere Basadi. Its has entrance on all its four sides with the Sanctum santorum in the centre hence the name Chaturmukha basadi. It has the idols of Tirthankar Ananthanath, Shanthinath, Neminath and Parshwanath as the  main deity. An idol of Goddess Padmavati is installed in front of the Parshwanath idol. This idol is believed to be miraculous and has a huge follower ship in the region.

Location – Varanga is located at a distance of 25  Kms from Karkala, 40 Kms from Udupi and 83 Kms from Mangalore.

Temple Trust – Varanga comes under the administration of Hombuja Jain Math. His Holiness SwastiSri Jagadguru Dr.Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja/Humcha Jain Math.

Contact Details – Manager – Yuvaraj Ariga – 9845548688

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