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Temples

Kamal Basadi

Karnataka , Belgaum

Kamal Basadi is one of the Jain temples located inside the Belgaum Fort, Karnataka. The temple is famous for the Neminatha idol in black stone. The temple was built in 1204 AD. The other Jain temple is called as the Chikki Basadi, however, the temple is currently in ruins. Other than the Neminatha idol, Kamal Basadi houses idols of Bhagwan Sumatinath in the kayotsarga posture, Bhagwan Parshvanath under the shade of seven-hooded serpent (Nagaraj), Bhagwan Adinath in the padmasana posture and the Navagraha. The temple was renovated in 1996. At present, the temple is under the administration of Archaeological Department.

Legend

The temple is named as the Kamal Basadi since the tower of the temple depicts kamal (lotus) with 72 petals, which presently displays images of the past 24 Tirthankaras but can also depict the present and future Tirthankaras.

Architecture

Kamal Basadi was built in  the Chalukyan style  of architecture. The Mukhamantapa of this temple has a neatly depicted lotus carving projecting from the ceiling. The mantapa is accessed through a number of steps partly enclosed by a balustrade with a large dome of great beauty. The roof is decorated with lotus flowers designed in concave shape, spaced at 1-foot intervals (30 cm), arranged in concentric circles in decreasing layers and d...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : The temple is under the protection of Archeological Department.

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Darsan Dresscode

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Culture

Belgaum, officially known as Belagavi is a city located in Belgaum district, Karnataka. In ancient times, Belgaum was known as "Venugrama" which means "Bamboo Village". A wide variety of historical sites, temples and churches exist in and around the city. Belgaum is famous for Belgaum Fort built in the 13th century. Kamal Basadi is one of the Jain temples inside the fort.

Location and Contact

Belgaum Fort, Belgaum Fort Area, Belagavi, Karnataka 590001

Kamal Basadi is well connected by rail, road and air. The nearest airport is Belgaum Airport. The nearest railway station is Belgaum. Buses and cab services are easily accessible.

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Temple Rituals

The temple is under the protection of Archeological Department.

Regular Offerings

The temple is under the protection of Archeological Department.

Special Rituals

The temple is under the protection of Archeological Department.

Famous Festival

The temple is under the protection of Archeological Department.

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