Odegal Basadi / Trikutachala - Vindhyagiri
Historical | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 1 km from Shravanabelagola Bus Station, Odegal Basadi also known as Vadegal Basti or Trikuta Alaya is a wonderful 14th-century basadi situated on Vindhyagiri hill on the way to Bahubali Gomateshwara Temple. It is one of the prime places to visit in Shravanabelagola.
The Odegal Basadi is named so because of the stone proportions placed against its basement. It is the only trikutachala in Shravanabelagola that can be visited as part of Shravanabelagola Tour Packages. The basadi is built on a highly elevated platform supported by huge blocks of stone pillars. It is impressive for the commanding position it occupies. The temple has a small Mukha mandapa followed by a large maha mandapa with circular pillars. The maha mandapa has three sanctums facing different directions with beautiful statues of Tirthankaras housed inside.
The Odegal Basadi is the first structure one encounters after entering the main fortification on the hilltop of Vindhyagiri. The main sanctum of Adinatha Thirthankara is a beautiful sculpture carved out of black granite stone in a sitting posture with a wonderfully carved background. The other two sanctums house Neminatha Thirthankara and Shanthinatha Thirthankara statues. This is an active temple with regular poojas performed.