Monday, April 18, 2016

Odegal Basti, Shravanbelgola

Odegal Basti on Indragiri Hill at Shravanbelgola is one of the very unique structures. Built in 14th century this shrine stands on a lofty terrace with a high flight of steps leading up to it. As stone props are used for strengthening the basement walls the shrine has been called by the name "Odegal Basti".



It is a fine granite structure of the Hoysala period. The temple has a plain exterior. It is the only triple shrine temple in this area that has three sanctum facing different directions with common hall between them.



In the 3 sanctums are beautiful images of Tirthankara carved in schist. The main cell contains a fine figure of Adinatha flanked by male chamara bearers, the left cell has a figure of Neminatha and the right a figure of Shantinatha. 



The veranda has beautifully shaped pillars. Another view of the Basti.




22 comments:

Sumana Roy said...

an architectural delight beautifully taken...

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rupam sarma said...

Nice photos.

Sneh Asnani said...

Cool post Rajesh.. I would like to visit there.. just wanted to know how far it is from Bangalore and did you enjoy your trip!!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, peço desculpa por não conseguir a tradução, comento as imagens que são maravilhosas e que me transporta para a historia do belo lugar.
Boa semana,
AG

Jeevan said...

Interesting temple and the sculpture are well polished to become unique sanctums with three idols. Nice pillar work

Roland-T said...

Excellent serie photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful post and visit to the temple. The carvings are beautiful.Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Photo Cache said...

Nice psot.

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Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Definitely a place to visit!
The statues and the temple are beautiful.
The steps remind me of Rock Fort in Tiruchi, India.
Nice photos and share, Rajesh!
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

magiceye said...

Amazing architecture well captured!

Nora said...

the three carvings are so lovely, I would love to see something like that.

Harshita Vinay said...

beautiful as usual

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful sculptures and very unusual pillar.....looks Cubist!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Your pictures are always wonderful..all the best..!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful photo's

Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Barb said...

The pillar is gorgeous. Those steps are very steep - I'd be keeping my focus on balancing!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Again, you've shown us such an interesting - and beautiful - destination!

Trubes said...

Absolutely stunning yet again!

Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

looks like a bit of a hike!

ROG, ABCW

Beloo Mehra said...

Nice shots! I explored some of these places last year. Marvelous! What heritage we have

Yogi Saraswat said...

Shravanbelgola is very famous place . Beautiful pictures are saying lot of words !!