The large idol is made of a single black stone and is very superlative and the idols displays Lord Brahma on the lotus coming out of Lord Vishnu's navel, and his wives Sridevi and Bhudevi at his feet. This sculpture was found in a lake near Nellikar village. The temple displays various statuaries all in the vicinity of Basadi. The Archaeological Survey of India today takes care of the temple.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the temple is during the months from September to March.
The closest rail line to reach Karkala is in Udupi and is at distance of 36 km and taxi can be hired to cover the further journey. The closest domestic airport is in Mangalore that is at distance of 70 km while Bengaluru International Airport is at distance of 370 km. The buses ply from few of the major nearby cities. Both state owned and luxurious buses ply on these routes.
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