Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


The cave complex at Rayadurg used to be Jaina but has been converted to Śaiva usage. Today, the site is sacred to Siddheśvara, a form of Śiva. Some of the former rock-cut statues of Jinas have been converted and are today venerated by śaivite followers.

Old Jaina relief © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Jains inscription pillar © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Three converted Jinas on the main shrine © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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