Friday, March 4, 2016

Parshvanatha and Shantinatha Basadis, Halebidu

Date: 14th Feb 2016

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Timing: Unsure. Open around 10 AM.

Fee: None.

Located mid way between Hoysaleswara and Kedareshwara temple is the 2 Jain Basadis. Parshvanatha temple was built in 1133 AD and Shanthinatha temple was build in 1196 AD. These two temples doesn't have extensive work on their outer walls like the Hoysala temples. The temples have 18 feet tall Parshvnatha and Shanthinatha statue in the sanctum. This temple complex was also well maintained. Here too we did not find any other tourists. There were only two men how takes care of the temple were there. The pillared mantapa in front was very cool. We rested there for a while. The Adinatha temple in the center was a much smaller temple and was closed.

Few pics from the trip.

The view of Parshvnatha temple from the main gate.

Pillared mandapa. These pillars are not polished like the ones inside the temple.

The lathe turned pillars with few carvings. The 18ft tall Parshvnatha Thirthankara.

The designs on the roof in the Mandapa.

View of the Parshvanatha Basadi and the beautiful lawn on the sides.

20ft tall Manastambha.

Shanthinatha Thirthankara. It was too dark inside.

Harsh playing kit-kit game. Ancient well in the background.

Some of the images on the sides of the temple.

View of Adinatha and Shanthinatha temples.

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