Jain Temples and Tourist Places in Karnataka


Karnataka’s colorful tourist point is peppered with plenty of Jam temples, monuments and pilgrim areas. The Jam doctrine of non violence and calmness identified royal patronage in the country along with such monuments and temples are a testimony for the occasions when Jainism held sway in Karnataka.

Jan architecture may be categorized in to basadis and bettas. A basadi is an Jan temple by which a picture of one of the 24 tirthankaras (saints) is uninstalled and installed. They were developed in the Dravidian design along with the earliest basadi may be traced right back to the 8th century. Even a betta can be actually a hill with a open courtyard containing a picture of Gommata or Gomateshwara thirukadaiyur.


The most well-known edifice of all Jainism is your fantastic monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubalj at Shravanabelagola. This colossal statue, carved in granite, would be the world’s tallest at 58.6 feet. Chavundandaraya, the Ganga general, is supposed to have carried out the enormous endeavor of installing the statue on the top of Vindhyagiri hill close to 1000 decades in the past.

A sign of endurance, endurance and non-violence, this image symbolizes renunciation. The picture of Gommata has curled hair and very long, substantial ears. His eyes come open as if viewing the globe with detachment. Even the entire figure stands in an open lotus, signifying the totality achieved in installing this exceptional statue.

Positioned in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district, this substantial statue is visible from a distance of almost 1-5 km. To achieve this, it’s necessary for you to climb over 600 steps chiseled from the rock. You’ll find just two 3rd century B C monuments on the hill-a rock-cut cave called Bhadrabahu along with a structural shrine referred to as the Chandragupta Basadi.

What is special about Shravanabelagola could be the Mahamastakabhisheka, held every 1-2 decades. Considering inception from the 10th century, the Mahamasthakabhisheka has been conducted 7 3 instances. The subsequent ceremony is going to be held in 2018.


Positioned in Udupi district, close to the Western Ghats, Karkala includes a 43-foot statue of Gomateshwara Consecrated at 1432 from Veerapandyadevathe king of this Bairarasa household of Karkala, this statue would be now the second largest in Karnataka. There are also lifesize figurines of 3 tirthankaras in addition to truly one among Padmavathj Yakshi, The rulers additionally assembled Chaturmukha Basadj in Karkala as well as the renowned Neminath Basadi sophisticated as well as also the tall Manasthamba at Hariyangadi. Even the Chaturmukha Basadi is available on each of sides with porches and can be symmetrical in design.

Several tirthanka,-as in dark polished gems are enshrined in this temple. There are 1-2 main idols within this temple, forming an internal square as they stay wholeheartedly, and these idols are safeguarded by columns that operate round the fundamental formation of 1 2 idols. The temple includes many diverse graphics of all the tirthankaras.

The columns in this temple are marvellous. You will find 108 in complete, 40 over the surface and 68 on the interior. Carved from one stone, the statue stands onto a five- foot platform and is encouraged at the trunk by a massive block of rock and is beautiful in both facial and form, on going into the inner courtyard, you will find two shrines dedicated to Sheetalnatha Swami along with Chintamani Parshwanatha Swami. The courtyard comprises remains of other stones with notable being a collection of square, rectangular and triangular pits which might have been created for sculptures and rituals.

Annual parties are held in February as soon as every 12 years the Mahamastakabhisheka has been performed. The surroundings will be also scenic with verdant greenery and a hilly setting and the

thing about the Western Ghats isn’t to be overlooked.

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