Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Siddhara Basadi, Shravanabelagola

At Shravanabelagola on the Indragiri hill there are various ancient monuments all over the hillock. One among them is Siddhara Basadi immediately to the right of the entrance leading into the outer enclosure around the Gommateshwara image.



This is a small shrine  built in 14th century that is facing the west that has only a Garbhagriha and a sukhanasi. 



In the garbhagriha is a seated figure of a saint Siddha. 



On both sides of the garbhagriha doorway stand two fine inscribed pillars that were erected in 1398 and 1432 in honour of Saint Pandithardhya and Srtamuni respectively. One of the magnificent tower is shown above.

13 comments:

Devilish Angel said...

Very ancient. Nice photos...

rupam sarma said...

Great, Thanks for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

fine place :)

Jim said...

Good shot.

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful post!

magiceye said...

Interesting.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos of your many historic sites ~ thanks,

Wishing you peace in your days ~ ^_^

Dragonstar said...

Fine sequence, and fascinating information.

Jarek said...

Well done

Jeevan said...

Simple shrine and I find smooth finishing on the siddha statue!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful post.

NatureFootstep said...

nice!

Amit Agarwal said...

Very interesting:)