The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).
Core Western Ganga Territory
Classification of Saṃsāri Jīvas (transmigrating souls) in Jainism
The pond in the middle of the town, after which it is named, Beḷagoḷa “White Pond”
Old Kannada inscription of c. 726 CE, discovered in Talakad, from the rule of King Shivamara I or Sripurusha
Lord Neminatha, Akota Bronzes (7th century)
Statue of Emperor Bharata Chakravartin, after whom India was named Bharatvarsha.
Ganga Dynasty emblem on a 10th-century copper plate
Jain miniature painting of 24 tirthankaras, Jaipur, c. 1850
Kannada inscription at Odegal Basadi
The Panchakuta Basadi, Kambadahalli was an important center of Jainism during the Ganga period.
Jain temple painting explaining Anekantavada with Blind men and an elephant
Odegal basadi on Vindhyagiri hill
Gangas of Talakad (Western Gangas). Circa 1080-1138 AD
A Jain monk in meditation, wearing the characteristic white robe and face covering
Akkana Basadi
Footprint worship at Shravanabelagola
Nishidhi stone, depicting the vow of sallekhana, 14th century, Karnataka
Mahamastakabhisheka of Gommateshwara statue
A mantapa (hall) at the Jain Panchakuta basadi of 9th–10th century at Kambadahalli
Praying at the feet of a statue of Bahubali
The tableau of Karnataka depicting Mahamastabhisheka of Lord Gommateshwara, during the Republic Day Parade in 2005
Gommateshwara at Shravanabelagola (982–983) C.E.
Jain worship may include ritual offerings and recitals.
Kalleshwara Temple Complex, built in the 10th century by the Nolambas, a Western Ganga feudatory, at Aralaguppe in the Tumkur district
Celebrating Das Lakshana (Paryushana), Jain Center of America, New York City
Seeyamangalam Mahavira Rock Cut Temple
The birth of Mahavira, from the Kalpa Sūtra (c.1375–1400 CE)
Hero stone (870–906 A.D.) with old Kannada inscription at Kalleshvara temple in Aralaguppe
The famous Atakur inscription (949 C.E.), a classical Kannada composition pertaining to the Western Ganga-Rashtrakuta victory over the Chola dynasty of Tanjore in the famous battle of Takkolam
Idol of Suparśvanātha
Mahasthambha (pillar) and Chandragupta Basadi at Chandragiri Hill in Shravanabelagola
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.
Chandragiri hill temple complex at Shravanabelagola
Rishabhdev, believed to have lived over 592.704×1018 years ago, is considered the traditional founder of Jainism.
Ceiling sculpture, Panchakuta Basadi, Kambadahalli
The ruins of Gori Jain temples in Nagarparkar, Pakistan, a pilgrimage site before 1947.
Chavundaraya basadi on Chandragiri hill in Shravanabelagola temple complex
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Old Kannada inscription at the base of Gomateshwara monolith in Shravanabelagola (981 CE.)
Dilwara Temples
The famous Begur inscription in old Kannada, dated to c. 908–938 CE, from the rule of Western Ganga dynasty King Ereyappa.
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 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.

- Shravanabelagola

The Western Ganga kings showed benevolent tolerance to all faiths but are most famous for their patronage toward Jainism resulting in the construction of monuments in places such as Shravanabelagola and Kambadahalli.

- Western Ganga dynasty

Shravanabelagola, Saavira Kambada Basadi or 1000 pillars and Brahma Jinalaya are important Jain centers in Karnataka.

- Jainism

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.

- Jainism
The hand symbolizes Ahiṃsā, the wheel dharmachakra, the resolve to halt saṃsāra (transmigration).

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Jog Falls, formed by Sharavathi River, are the second-highest plunge waterfalls in India.
Political map of Indian state of Karnataka with the official names of its 31 districts.
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Vishnu image inside the Badami Cave Temple Complex number 3. The complex is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture.
Gomateswara (982–983) at Shravanabelagola is an important centre of Jain pilgrimage.
Halmidi inscription (450 CE) is the earliest attested inscription in the Kannada language.
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Literacy rates of Karnataka districts
Anil Kumble, former captain of the Indian Test team and spin legend, is the highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket.
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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.

The decline of Satavahana power led to the rise of the earliest native kingdoms, the Kadambas and the Western Gangas, marking the region's emergence as an independent political entity.

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

The monolith of Gomateshwara Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is the tallest sculpted monolith in the world, attracting tens of thousands of pilgrims during the Mahamastakabhisheka festival.

The 65 ft high Gommateshwara statue at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India, was built in 983 A.D.


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The 65 ft high Gommateshwara statue at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India, was built in 983 A.D.
Sculpture depicting Bahubali's meditation in Kayotsarga posture with vines enveloped around his body (Photo: Badami caves)
Bahubali monolith of Karkala
Bahubali monolith of Dharmastala
Bahubali monolith of Venur
Bahubali monolith of Gommatagiri, Mysore
28 ft-high monolith of Bahubali at Kumbhoj
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Bahubali, Metropolitan Museum of Art (6th CE)
Indra Sabha, Ellora Caves (9th CE)
Bahubali monolith at Halebidu (12th CE)
Miniature version of the Gommateshwara statue at Shravanabelagola
Bahubali statue at YSR state Archaeology Museum, Hyderabad, 12th century
{{convert|31|ft|m|adj=on|abbr=out}} statue of Bahubali at Bada Gaon
Gomateshwara at Kalugumalai Jain Beds, 8th century
Bahubali at Andimalai Caves, 10th century
Bahubali at Aretipur
Depiction of Bharata-Bahubali fight

Bahubali (One With Strong Arms), a much revered figure among Jains, was the son of Rishabdev (the first tirthankara of Jainism) and the brother of Bharata Chakravartin.

17.4 m (57 feet) at Shravanabelagola in Hassan District in 981 AD

The statue was commissioned by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya; it is 57 ft tall and is situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola, in the Hassan district of Karnataka.

Kannada poets Chavundaraya and Nemichandra


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Indian military commander, architect, poet and minister.

Indian military commander, architect, poet and minister.

Kannada poets Chavundaraya and Nemichandra
Chavundaraya basadi (10th century) on Chandragiri Hill
Gomateshwara monolith at Shravanabelagola (982–983 CE)
Inscribed handwriting (in Kannada characters) of Chavundaraya on Chandragiri hill in Shravanabelagola, Karnataka

He served in the court of the Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad (in modern Karnataka, India).

A person of many talents, in 982 he commissioned the construction of the monolithic statue of Bahubali, the Gomateshwara, at Shravanabelagola, an important place of pilgrimage for Jainism.

Rashtrakuta dynasty

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Rashtrakuta (IAST: ) (r.

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Kashivishvanatha temple at Pattadakal, Karnataka
Jain Narayana temple at Pattadakal, Karnataka
A stanza from the 9th century Kannada classic Kavirajamarga, praising the people for their literary skills
Interior and arcades
Kailasa temple, is one of the largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples located in Ellora.
Shikhara of Indra Sabha at Ellora.

The early kings of this dynasty were influenced by Hinduism and the later kings by Jainism.

Amoghavarsha I made peace with the Western Ganga dynasty by giving them his two daughters in marriage, and then defeated the invading Eastern Chalukyas at Vingavalli and assumed the title Viranarayana.

Indra IV, the last emperor, committed Sallekhana (fasting unto death practised by Jain monks) at Shravanabelagola.