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Review of Basadi Halli

Basadi Halli
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

I went to Basadi Halli. It is recommended that tourists visit Basadi Halli, a group of Jain monasteries, on a trip of Halebid. Basadi Halli is known for its polished and mirror-like pillars and its three shrines. It is great place to go.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Its less than a km away from the hoysaleswara temple..Its doesnt appear to be frequented by anybody but worth a visit.. The jain temple has some pillars which reflect your image when u stand in front of them at certain angles. there is a local guy in the temple who u pay some bucks who will give you a demo.. Impressive. The hoysala rulers were previously jains and hence there is similarity in architecture but none of the intricate sculpting.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

Excellent temple. Tucked right behind the Halebidu Temple. It has the 18ft idol of thirtankara with a snake around it. This is a must watch.Mr. Jayakumar who was there in premises clearly showed us the serpent in the idol and the special features of the pillars. Without him, we would have never seen them.
Overall very quiet and non touristy place. We were the only ones there when we went. While it is very easy to skip this temple, one should make every effort to go here. Its hardly 2km from main temple and can see this in 30 mins if you are in a hurry and spend hours if you want to!

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

It is believed that the Great Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana was a jain before converting to Vaishnavism. Even after converting to Vaishnavism, the Hoysalas were very tolerant to all religions. Jainism was very popular in India during 5th to 12th century.
Hoysalas have also built many jain temples to maintain harmony amongst their jain citizens. Basadihalli is very close to Halebidu yet completely cut-off from tourist circuit. There are 3 basadi's which are known as Adinatheswvara, Shantishvara and Parshvanatheshvara Jain Basadis. These are considered as the most important Jain temples. Must visit place to know the historical importance and legacy of the Hoysalas.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

These temples are not properly maintained even they are under archaeology department, but after visiting them one can feel they must be a very good and royal places at that time. This campus has 3 small temples, the main point about these temples is that the only source of light in these temples is the main door which is of the same height as that of the main statue in the temple.
The most important attraction of this temple is the 18 ft. tall Parsvanatha Tirtankara statue in the garbhagriha (sanctum). This sculpture with a seven hooded serpent over his head represents a perfect yogi or a realized soul with a benign and sympathetic smile on his lips. Such Jain sculptures are rare. The pillars are designed in such a way that the bottom part produce sound and the curve part modify the shadow in different shapes and size. The campus is clean and there is one guy who is not a guide but he knows detail about the place and take care of the place alone.

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