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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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LORD HOYALESWARA OF HALEBIDU

THE JAIN BASADIS

Halebidu without Jain monuments looks like a pond without water. In the beginning, Jain basadis outnumbered Hindu shrines. According to inscriptions there were 720 basadis and the oldest among them is Parsvanatha basadi and is the largest too. All of them were dedicated to thirthankaras - Parsvantaha, Adinatha, Santinatha etc., but now only three are remaining. These are kept in an enclosure in a place called Bastihalli. The Parsavantah basadi was built by general Boppa, the trusted general of Bittideva. The basadi enshrining Adinatha is small in size, and was built by Heggde Mallimayya, and the third one is dedicated to Santinatha. They bear an eloquent testimony of Jainism existing side by side with Hinduism. Even though they are in ruins, they beckon veneration and visitation. With such marvellous sculptural wealth, Halebidu justifies the impartial verdict of Fergusson - "One of the most marvellous exhibition of human labour to be found in even Patient East".

 

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About  Lord Hoyaleswara Of Halebidu
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The Southern Kedara
You are Here! The Jain Basadis
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