Venur

venur is a small town in south kanara district of karnataka state situated on the bank of river gurupur. venur though a small town was once a great seat of jainism.

address shri jain dig. atishaya teerth kshetra venur
place & post – venur, taluka – belthangadi
dist. – south kanara (karnataka) pin – 574242
managing committee: shri jain dig. teerth kshetra samiti.
place & post – venur, taluka – belthangadi
dist. – south kanara (karnataka) pin – 574242
chairperson: rajarshi dr. d. veerendra heggade, dharmadhikari
phone 0825 – 2317121, 2317122
secretary: shri a. gunapal jain
ermody house, p.o. perinje, dist. – south kanara (karnataka)
phone 0825 – 2396288 (o), 2399229 (r)
venur is a small town in south kanara district of karnataka state situated on the bank of river gurupur. venur though a small town was once a great seat of jainism. it was the capital of the ajila dynasty and one of the most prominent kings of them thimmanna ajila built a colossus of gommateshwara 35 feet high in 1604 a.d. he was a direct descendant of chamundaraya, who built one at shravanbelgola. venur colossus is the shortest of all the three gommateshwara’s within the radius of 250 km around it. it also stands in an enclosure, on the same pattern as that of shravanbelgola.the kings of ajila dynasty ruled here from 1154 a.d. to 1786 a.d.
facilities:
  • various hotels, lodges & tourist bungalows are available at mangalore, udupi, moodbidri, karkala, manipal etc.
commuting:
  • venur is connected by road from mangalore, udupi and belthangadi. busses & taxies are available.
nearby city:
  • dharmasthala 33 km
  • moodbidri 20 km
  • mangalore 55 km
  • varanga 64 km
  • karkala 37 km
nearby places for visit:
  • dharmasthal
  • moodbidri
  • karkala

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