Caves on the cliff above Agastya Lake
Temples of Pattadakal
The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Epigraphy in the Kannada language (c. 578) dating the carving of Cave3
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Entrance to Cave1
Ardhanarishvara (left half Shiva, right half Parvati) at the Kadasiddheswara temple.
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Nataraja or Dancing Shiva in Cave1
The Nataraja sukanasa on Jambulingeshwara temple spire.
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Layout of Cave 3 temple; 1: Vishnu; 2: Trivikrama; 3: Vishnu on sesha; 4: Vishnu avatar Varaha rescuing earth; 5: Harihara (half Shiva, half Vishnu); 6: Vishnu avatar Narasimha standing; 7: Garbha ghriya (sacrum sanctum); Blue O: ceiling carvings of Vedic and Puranic Hindu gods and goddesses.
Chandrashekhara temple.
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Ceiling in the Cave-3 with images of Swasthika on two ends with a Matsya avatara of Vishnu in the middle
Incomplete Vishnu avatar Varaha relief on Sangameswara Shaiva temple wall.
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Artwork shows a collapsing sorrowful woman being helped.
Kashi Vishwanatha temple with Nandi facing the sanctum.
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
A small cave rock carving of Anantashayana Vishnu.
Lovers inside Mallikarjuna temple.
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
A relief at Virupaksha temple
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
A Virupaksha frieze showing two Panchatantra fables.
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Papanatha temple
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Jain Narayana temple
Mahabharata frieze
Idol of Suparśvanātha
A symbol to represent the Jain community was chosen in 1975 as part of the commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of Mahavira’s nirvana.
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Dilwara Temples
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Girnar Jain temples
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Lodhurva Jain temple
Palitana temples
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi
Hutheesing Jain Temple

The Badami cave temples are a complex of Hindu and Jain cave temples located in Badami, a town in the Bagalkot district in northern part of Karnataka, India.

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Pattadakal, also called Paṭṭadakallu or Raktapura, is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples in northern Karnataka (India).

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The cave temples are 14 mi from the UNESCO world heritage site Pattadakal and 22 mi from Aihole – another site with over a hundred ancient and early medieval era Hindu, Jain and Buddhist monuments.

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These concepts were further refined in Badami during the 6th and 7th centuries.

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Some Hindu temples have included a Jain Tirthankara within its premises in a place of honour, while temple complexes such as the Badami cave temples and Khajuraho feature both Hindu and Jain monuments.

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The Jain complex, Khajuraho and Jain Narayana temple are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Caves on the cliff above Agastya Lake

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Extent of Badami Chalukya Empire, 636 CE, 740 CE.

Chalukya dynasty

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Classical Indian dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

Classical Indian dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

Extent of Badami Chalukya Empire, 636 CE, 740 CE.
Old Kannada inscription of Chalukya King Mangalesha dated 578 CE at Badami cave temple no.3
Old Kannada inscription on victory pillar, Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, 733–745 CE
Coinage of the Chalukyas of Badami. Uncertain ruler. Circa 597-757 CE. Boar and Temple type.
Bhutanatha temple complex, at Badami
Virupaksha temple in Dravidian style at Pattadakal, built 740 CE
Poetry on stone at the Meguti temple (Aihole inscription) dated 634 CE, in Sanskrit language and old Kannada script, with a Kannada language endorsement of about the same date at the bottom.
Vaishnava Cave temple No. 3 at Badami, 578 CE
Bahubali at Jain Cave temple No. 4 at Badami, 6th century
Vishnu image in Cave temple No. 3
Bhutanatha group of temples facing the Badami tank
The Parvati Temple, located about 140 km southeast to the Badami
Aihole – Durga Temple Front View
Aihole – Meguti Jain Temple
Mallikarjuna temple in dravidian style and Kashi Vishwanatha temple in nagara style at Pattadakal, built 740 CE
Dancing Shiva in cave no. 1 in Badami
Papanatha temple at Pattadakal – fusion of southern and northern Indian styles, 680 CE

Kannada literature, which had enjoyed royal support in the 9th century Rashtrakuta court found eager patronage from the Western Chalukyas in the Jain and Veerashaiva traditions.

Among them, the Badami cave inscriptions of Mangalesha (578), Kappe Arabhatta record of c. 700, Peddavaduguru inscription of Pulakeshin II, the Kanchi Kailasanatha Temple inscription and Pattadakal Virupaksha Temple inscription of Vikramaditya II (all in Kannada language) provide more evidence of the Chalukya language.

Though they ruled a vast empire, the Chalukyan workshops concentrated most of their temple building activity in a relatively small area within the Chalukyan heartland – Aihole, Badami, Pattadakal and Mahakuta in modern Karnataka state.