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  • Shravanabelagola

    An important Jain centre, Shravanabelagola hosts several hills and basadis that enshrine the spirit of Jainism.

    An important Jain centre, Shravanabelagola hosts several hills and basadis that enshrine the spirit of Jainism.  To the north of town is Jinanathapura, which has the Aregal Basadi and the Shantinatha Basadi of Hoysala times.

    Distance: 100 km

    What to do there:  Explore Chandragiri, which has the Chandragupta Basadi of the Gangas, Indragiri and its 58-foot Gommata monolith, and the numerous basadis.  Admire the paintings on the walls of the Jain temple, the fine floral engravings on the Tyagada Brahma Pillar and the over 500 inscriptions by Jaina ascetics, some of which record death by starvation.



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