Chamundaraya Basadi - Chandragiri
Historical | Pilgrimage
#2 of 16 Places to Visit in Shravanabelagola
Distance (From Sravanbelagola): 0.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: On Chandragiri Hill
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: This is situated on Chandragiri hill and can be visited along with all other structures on Chandragiri
At a distance of 0.5 km from Shravanabelagola Bus Station & 1.5 km from Bahubali Gomateshwara Temple, Chamundaraya Basadi located on Chandragiri Hill is a wonderful structure dedicated to Lord Neminatha built in Jaina architecture of Dravidian style. It was built by Chamundaraya, the minister of Ganga king Marasimha II in 982 AD. The construction of this basadi was completed in 995 AD. It is one of the prime places to visit in Shravanabelagola, the holy site of Jain pilgrimage.
Chamundaraya Basadi is the most attractive and largest structure on Chandragiri hill. This structure resembles the Dravidian two-tier temple architecture introduced by Badami Chalukyas. The basadi is a rectangular structure facing east. The complex consists of a garbhagriha, a pradakshina path, open sukanasi, navaranga and a mukhamandapa. The garbhagriha houses the image of Lord Neminatha.
There is another small structure on the first level of Chamundaraya Basadi which can be accessed by a set of narrow steps on the left side as visitors enter the shrine. Visitors can get a glimpse of beautiful surroundings from the upper level of Chamundaraya Basadi.