A report on Hoysala EmpireKarnataka and Jainism

Extent of Hoysala Empire, 1200 CE.
The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Sala fighting the Lion or Tiger, the emblem of the Hoysala Empire at Belur, Karnataka.
Mallikarjuna temple and Kashi Vishwanatha temple at Pattadakal, built successively by the kings of the Chalukya Empire and Rashtrakuta Empire, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
Gajapati pagoda, ca. 10th–13th century CE.
Chief Minister Dr. Devaraj Urs announcing the new name of the Mysore state as 'Karnataka'
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Garuda pillar hero stone (virgal) at Halebidu with old Kannada inscription of about 1220 CE.
Jog Falls, formed by Sharavathi River, are the second-highest plunge waterfalls in India.
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana
Political map of Indian state of Karnataka with the official names of its 31 districts.
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Chennakesava Temple, Somanathapura, built 1268 CE.
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Standing Vishnu as Keshava, 1st quarter of the 12th century, Hoysala period, probably Belur, Karnataka, India
emblem of Karnataka
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
Old Kannada inscription dated to 1182 of King Veera Ballala II at Akkana Basadi, Shravanabelagola.
Infosys, a Bengaluru-headquartered information-technology company,
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
"Darpanasundari" (lady with a mirror), one of the many madanakai decorating the Chennakeshava Temple, Belur.
A yakshagana artist
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Old Kannada inscription (1270 CE) of King Narasimha III at Keshava Temple, Somanathapura.
Vishnu image inside the Badami Cave Temple Complex number 3. The complex is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture.
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Akkana Basadi, Shravanabelagola
Gomateswara (982–983) at Shravanabelagola is an important centre of Jain pilgrimage.
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Vesara style Vimana of the Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Nuggehalli (1246 CE)
Halmidi inscription (450 CE) is the earliest attested inscription in the Kannada language.
Stellate Vimana, at Ishvara Temple (Arasikere) built in 1220 CE
Indian Institute of Science is one of the premier institutes of India.
Idol of Suparśvanātha
Jain temples, Halebidu
Literacy rates of Karnataka districts
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.
Twin temples (1200 CE) at Mosale, the Nageshvara (near) and Chennakeshava temple (far)
Anil Kumble, former captain of the Indian Test team and spin legend, is the highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket.
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
A sculpture of a dancer on pillar bracket, 1117 CE, (Shilabaalika or Madanika) in the Chennakeshava temple at Belur
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
The state bird, Indian roller
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Bengal tigers at Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore
Dilwara Temples
Chennakesava Temple is a model example of the Hoysala architecture, later repaired in the 16th century with financial support and grants by the Vijayanagara Emperors.
Parshvanath Temple in Khajuraho
Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia.
Girnar Jain temples
Mysore Palace in the evening, the official residence and seat of the Wodeyar dynasty, the rulers of Mysore of the Mysore Kingdom, the royal family of Mysore.
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Lodhurva Jain temple
Palitana temples
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi
Hutheesing Jain Temple

The Hoysala Empire was a Kannadiga power originating from the Indian subcontinent that ruled most of what is now Karnataka, India between the 10th and the 14th centuries.

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Kannada folklore tells a tale of a young man, Sala, who saved his Jain guru, Sudatta, by striking dead a lion or tiger he encountered near the temple of the goddess Vasantika at Angadi, now called Sosevuru.

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The Western Chalukyas patronised a unique style of architecture and Kannada literature which became a precursor to the Hoysala art of the 12th century.

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The Jain philosophy and literature have contributed immensely to the religious and cultural landscape of Karnataka.

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A monolithic, 18 m statue of Bahubali, Gommateshvara, built in 981 CE by the Ganga minister and commander Chavundaraya, is situated on a hilltop in Shravanabelagola in Karnataka.

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The Hoysala King Vishnuvardhana (c.

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Extent of Hoysala Empire, 1200 CE.

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The pond in the middle of the town, after which it is named, Beḷagoḷa “White Pond”
Statue of Emperor Bharata Chakravartin, after whom India was named Bharatvarsha.
Kannada inscription at Odegal Basadi
Odegal basadi on Vindhyagiri hill
Akkana Basadi
Mahamastakabhisheka of Gommateshwara statue
The tableau of Karnataka depicting Mahamastabhisheka of Lord Gommateshwara, during the Republic Day Parade in 2005

Shravanabelagola is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 km from Bengaluru.

The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad.

Some of these inscriptions mention the rise and growth in power of the Western Ganga Dynasty, the Rashtrakutas, the Hoysala Empire, the Vijayanagara Empire and the Wodeyar dynasty.