Photo Galleries

Links to 12 galleries featuring 472 images. Photos by Nitin H.P. At Shravanabelagola Chandragiri Photo Gallery Indragiri Photo Gallery Shravalabelagola Town Photo Gallery Around Shravanabelagola Padmavathi Cave Photo Gallery Bastihalli Photo Gallery Bekka Photo Gallery Jinanathapura Photo Gallery Kambadahalli Photo Gallery Shravanabelagola Related Galleries Balaleela Mahotsava Pooja – Shravanabelagola March 27, 2010 Mahavir Jayanthi Celebrations […]


Contact Details at Shravanabelagola General Enquiries – 91 08176 257235. Pooja Enquiries – 91 08176 257281, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Accommodation Enquiries/Bookings – 91 08176 257258. Chief Secretary – 91 08176 257226.


Shravanabelagola is situated in 12°-51′ north latitude and 76°-29′ east longitude. 13 Kms to the south-east of Channarayapatna in the Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district of Karnataka state. It is at a distance of 51 KM south-east of Hassan, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 Km to the south from […]


Shravanabelagola is at a distance of 51 Kms south-east of Hassan, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 Km to the south from the Bangalore-Mangalore road (NH-48), 78 Kms from  Halebidu, 89 Kms from Belur, 83 Kms from Mysore, 233 Kms from Mangalore, 17 Kms from Hirisave and 157 Kms from […]

Deriving of the Name

Shravanabelagola or the white pond of the Sravana or the Jain monk is so named with reference to the colossal Jain image of the place and its prefix Shravana also serves to distinguish it from other Belgolas with the prefixes Hale and Kodi. The derivation of the word ‘Belagola’ appears to have been from the […]


About eight hundred odd inscriptions which the Karnataka Archeological Department has collected at the place are mostly Jaina and cover a very extended period from 600 to 1830 A.D. Some refer even to the remote time of Chandragupta Maurya and also relate the story of the first settlement of Jains at Shravanabelagola. That this village […]


Timings – 6.30 am to 5.30 pm (entrance at the steps) The smaller hill known locally as Chikkabetta rises about 175 feet above the plain and is 3,052 ft above the level of the sea. In the old inscriptions it is designated as Katavapra in Sanskrit and as Kalvappu or Kalbappu in Kannada. A portion […]


Timings – 6.30 am to 5.30 pm (entrance at the steps) The larger hill known as Indragiri or Doddabetta rises about 470 feet above the plain at its foot and is 3,347 feet above the sea level. It is ovoid in shape, its long diameter being perhaps a quarter of a mile. It is also […]


Shravanabelagola occupies a unique and prominent place as an abode of innumerable Jain temples of Digambara sect in south India since 5th century. In addition to its archaeological and religious importance the artistic and antiquarian richness of the place has merited it immensely. It has derived its name Belagola from two Kannada words bel means […]


Shravanabelagola in all has 28 Jain temples that are spread across the town and the two hillocks. These are all maintained by the S.D.J.M.I. Managing Committee. Regular poojas are conducted by the Jaina priests appointed by the Jain Mutt at all the temples as per Jain rituals. In addtion to the Nitya Pooja offerings devotees […]


Good accommodation facilities are provided at Shravanabelagola by the Jain Mutt. One can reach out to the accommodation office (Vindyananda Yatrinivas) at Shravanabelagla and make accommodation bookings at the following nos.: 08176 257226 or 08176 257235. Reception – +91 08176 257131 / +91 9448544245 Accommodation – +91 08176 257258 / +91 7411948194

Around Shravanabelagola

Places of Jain Interest – There are many other Jain places of interest around shravanabelagola; these include Kerekodi Jakalamma, Padmavathi Cave, Kambadahalli, Bekka, Bastihalli, Shanthigrama, Hongere and Jinanathapura. Tourist Places – Haebìdu, Belur. Padmavathi Cave Bastihalli Bekka Jinanathapura Kambadahalli  

Bhandari Basadi

It is the largest temple seen in the town at Shravanabelagola and is built at different stages in different times. It measures 266 feet X 78 Feet. It bears Garbagriha, Antarala, Sabhamantapa and Mukha Mantapa constructed in simple architectural style. There is a long row of 24 prophets of 3 feet height in Kadgasana filling […]

Jain Math and Mathada Basadi

– Article by Dr. H.A. Parshwanath The Panchaparameshti Basadi or the Danashale basadi near the entrance to Akkana Basadi enshrines the Pancha-parameshthi group. The five panchaparameshtis are the Jinas, Siddhas, ACharyas, Upadhyas and the Sadhus. Jain mutt is a place where the propagator and the server of Jainism lives and under whose guidance the religious […]


On the way to Indragiri hill at Shravanabelagola from the vidyananda Yatri Nivas, the first structure that meets the eye of the visitor is the beautiful pond or Kalyani. This is a large beautiful pond situated at the centre of the town. It has steps on all sides and surrounded by a wall with gates surmounted by […]