Basadi: Jain monastic establishments or shrines - Art & Culture

Q.  Jain monastic establishments or shrines and temples are called
- Published on 18 Aug 15

a. Basadi
b. Chaitya
c. Mandir
d. Tirth

ANSWER: Basadi
The word is generally used in South India, including Maharashtra. Its historical use in North is preserved in the names of the Vimala Vasahi and Luna Vasahi temples of Mount Abu. It is also called desara, vasati (Sanskrit word).

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