Chandragupta Basadi - Chandragiri

Historical | Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Sravanbelagola): 0.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less

Place Location: On Chandragiri Hill

Transportation Options: 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, Chandragupta Basadi is situated to the north of Kattale Basadi on Chandragiri Hill. Chandragupta Basadi is dedicated to Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. This was originally built by Emperor Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. It is one of the prime places to visit on Chandragiri Hill in Shravanabelagola.

The Chandragupta basadi is a triple celled structure where three cells are arranged in a row fronted by a verandah. The cells on either side have small towers over them resembling the chole type. To this was subsequently added an ornamental doorway in front with perforated stone screens at the sides. The screens are pierced with square openings are carved with minute sculptures as the scenes from the lives of the Srutakevali Bhadrabahu and the Maurya Emperor Chandragupta. A sculpture of Parshwanatha is housed in the central shrine while the two side shrines house Padmavati and Kushmandini Yakshis. The outer walls are decorated with different figures. This monument is built around 12th century.