History – Called as ‘Ammayyana Bhavi’ in the inscriptions,it was rulerd by the royal dynasties of Karnataka namely the Rashtrakutas and Kalyana Chalukyas. Amminabhavi flourished as one of the main Jain centers during their period. Further more it was an Agrahara ruled by 400 Mahajanas during the period of Vijayanagara rule.The basadi of lord Neminatha here is reguarded as an ancient one.The front elevation of the temple was rennovated by the people of the place.
The other idols seen in the temple include that of Sri Adinatha,Sri Parshwanatha and Sri Vardhamana Mahavira as chamara dharis.Also seen are the sculptors of Godess Padmavathi devi and Chouvisa Thirthankaras. Recently a Jain muth has been started here headed by the pontiff Sri Dharmasena Bhattarakha Swamiji under the guidance of Sri Gunadharanandi Mahraj.
How to Reach – The nearest railway station to Ammninabhavi is Dharwad about 11 kms from it. Good bus facilities are also available from Dharwad.