History – The temple here was constructed during the 12th century period by the Hoysala’s. The temple has a spacious navaranga and the garbagriha. The idol of Sahasrakuta (1008) Tirthankara’s which is a very unique of its kind has been consecrated in the navaranga along with many small Jain idols. The white coloured marble idol of Lord Mahavira in padmasana in the garbagriha is very attractive. The temple was renovated recently in the early part of 1990’s and the panchakalyanak was conducted under the guidance of His Holiness Parama Pujya Muni Sri 108 Shambhavanandi Maharaj. The carving of Devendra (Lord Indra) in the dancing posture on the ceiling of the entrance mantapa to the temple is very attractive.
The Jain samaj at Adagru with around 35 to 40 Jain families is very active and celebrate almost all the Jain festivals. Religious discourses are organised on all the 10 days during the Dashalakshana Parva. The activites of the Jain Milan branch at Adag?ru affiliated to Bharatiya Jain Milan, Zone – 8 is worth noting.
How to Reach – Adaguru is a small village situated midway between Hassan and Halebidu. It is at a distance of 15 kilometers from Hassan and 12 Kms from Halebidu the historical town. Good bus and other cab facilities are available from Hassan and Halebidu. The temple is located at around 200 meters from the main road.
Nearest Railway Station – Hassan, at a distance of 15 Kms.
Nearest Airport – Bengaluru International Airport, at a distance of 223 Kms.
District Centre – Hassan, at a distance of 15 Kms.
Accommodation – Basic boarding facilities are available at the Yatri Nivas besides the temple. Besides this a Muni Nivas / Tyagi Nivas has also been constructed for the Jaina scetics.
Temple Name – About three feet high white coloured marble idol of Bhagawan Mahavira in the padmasana posture.
Temple Type – Digambar Temple.