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    History – The objects of Jaina art and architecture and Jain temples at Hampi are scattered over an area of 26 Kms lying between the three hills and River Tungabhadra.

    Accommodation – The accommodation facilities are available at Hosepet or at the Jain Ashram on Ratnakut at Jain group of temples. The places to visit could be divided in two groups – on the side of hill and on the side of palace.

    Hampi is one of the important pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Jains. It is stated that this was the place called kiskindha of Ramanaya the birthplace of Lord Hanuman.

    Virupaksha temple: The most famous shiva temple called ‘Virupaksh temple’ is on the bank of river Tungabhadra. the idols of Shiva-Parvati, Sarasvati and other deities are from 12 CAD.

    Hemkut Jain temples: Hemkut Jain temples are on the south side of the Virupaksh temple on the hill. There are no idols and these are not under worship.

    Ratnakuta (srimad Rajchandra ashram): The idol of Tirthankar Chandraprabhu is impressive.

    Parshwanath Charana: The charana/feets impressions are to the opposite of Ratnakuta. Some people consider it as Vishnupada.

    The second phase of visit is near the archelogy office on Kampili road.

    Ganagatti Jain temple: Built-in 1386 AD by Irugappa Dandanayaka a disciple of Acharya Simhanandi for the 17th Jain Tirthanakar Kunthunath. This is a North facing temple with a Kadamba Nagara stepped superstructure over the Garbagriha. Has a Manastambha in front of the temple.

    Hampi museum: The Hampi museum has numerous Jain idols.

    Hajara Ram temple: this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. However, images of Tirthankara are carved on the walls and entrances.

    Besides these, there are two ruined Jain temples around pan-supari Bazar near the elephant stable.

    How to Reach – Hampi is 13 Km from Hospet and 158 Km from Hubli.

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