Della Vella might not have had the patience to visit these Basadis during his sojurn to South India, but Derebail definitely had the time and inclination to explore these basadis which is attached to the yester year kings of the land. ( Savant and his clan who ruled the territory between pavanje river and samhavi river from the Hoysala times )
This Basadi is located off the national highway 17 which is now redesignated at NH 66 running from Panvel to Kasargod. The precise destination is Padupanambur which after Halengadi bus stop, one needs to travel a km and half and take a detour on the left towards Mulki aramane, after visiting the same one needs to proceed further half a km and take a right turn and the road leads directly to the Basadi, which can be spotted with the jutting out pillar.
The basadi is built with a combination of granite and latrite stones and mud plastering. It has been definitely given some sprucing up otherwise with the coastal weather it would have become history like the palace. Recently some amount of renovation is being taken up, hope the roads are widened for the tourist to easily visit this historical jain heritage.
The durbar of the royalty with king and queen seated.
Luckily the granite structures are still in moderately good shape.
If one can spare some time one can visit all the three basadis and palace of the Savants of Mulki, who are originally based in Padapanabur. This place now more well known for its aarsu kambala, than the Savant empire.