Jain Temples Overview

Ranked 5 of 9 sightseeing in Halebid and Belur

The Jain Temples or a group of Jain monasteries at Basadi Halli are among the popular sightseeing attractions of the region. These Jain Temples are renowned for their decorated pillars, which are highly polished almost resembling mirrors. Located close to the Hoysaleswara Temple, the group encompasses three shrines.

Among these three shrines, Parswanathaswamy Temple is the most noteworthy, featuring a 32 pillared pavilion. The shrine houses a 14 feet high figurine of black stone. On the figurine, a seven-headed serpent has been imprinted. Along with the shrine, Adinathaswamy (Central temple) and Shanthinathaswamy (to the east of Shanthinathaswamy) are other two temples in the complex.

Besides temples, there are several ‘mathas’ (monasteries) in the region on Chandragiri hill. Among the prominent monasteries are Bhandari Basti, Akkara Basti and Chandragupta Basti, which are believed to have been built during the reign of Emperor Ashoka.

To the north-east of the Shiva temple, there is a wide stretch of sand covered debris that has been excavated recently. To the south-west corner of the stretch, there are remains of the Huccheshvara Temple.
 

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Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

225 reviews

Jain temple near Hoysala temple

This jain temple is close to halebeedu hoysaleswara temple. Just 500 m. Now it is part of ASI. Very good temple and managed. Temple open around 9 am. Now well maintained but no sign boards to this temple. I will suggest whoever visiting halebeedu temple should go and visit this temple as well.
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Mohan Poduval

Mohan Poduval5.0/5

43 reviews

Cultural Era

One will be jusy dumbfounded looking at the magnificent columns/pillars decorating the temple and that even with very unique architecture. We have to really learn from the ancestors on how buildings have been built with precision.
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Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan3.9/5

163 reviews

Beautiful architecture

Very near to Halebidu temple is the Jain Basadi. At Jain Basadi you can visit the temples of Tirthankars Parshvanatha (23rd) Shantinath(16th) and Aadinatha (1st). The temple reflects the Hoysala architecture. The beautiful sculptures and the pillars makes this a must see place. Presently there is only a caretaker in the temple who was patient enough to give us the information about the temple.

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Jain Temples, Halebid and Belur
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Mohan Poduval

Jain Temples, Halebid and Belur
Jain Temples, Halebid and Belur

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Jain Temples, Halebid and Belur
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Jain Temples, Halebid and Belur

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