Basrur, the historical town of Kundapura taluk on the banks of River Varahi was the vibrant harbour and center of trade. Though, the town lost it's significance as the trade centre now, it is the home to over 40 spiritual sites of all religions.Like others, the town is spiritual centre for GSB community. Sri Mahalasa Narayani temple , a holy destination for the GSB community is situated in this historical town. Being the century old temple, it was visited by the Swamijis of all Maths including Kashi Samsthana and Gokarna Parthagali Matt. The presiding deity Sri Mahalasa Narayani is being worshipped. The history says that the spirit for the Mahalasa temple was derived from its Moolasthana, i.e. Sri Mahalasa at Mardoli in Goa.

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