Besides the many Jain basadis and a museum, the centerpiece of the this temple town is a 39gt. Monolith statue of Lord Bahubali. Dharmasthala, situated 65 KM east of Mangalore, Bethangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, is a remarkable example of communal harmony and religious and cultural tolerance. The Jain Tirthankara and Lord Msnjunatha (Shiva) are worshiped on the same consecrated ground. Here, religious charity is a way of life. The Manjunatha Temple, a prominent Shaiva centre, administered by a benevolent Jain Heggade, whose charity and concern for social welfare have become legendary. Irrespective of caste, creed, or religion, pilgrims are given free meals and lodging. During the festival of laksha Deepotsava, 100,000 oil , lamps light up the night with their iny flames.