Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Kamala Basti

The early thirteenth-century Kamala Basti, situated inside the walls of Belgaum fort, has an arrangement of three aligned halls (maṇḍapas) with an open pillared hall, connected to three porches. The main icon of the Kamala Basti at Belgaum has a back plate adorned with the branches and leaves of a tree.

View from the northwest © Julia A.B. Hegewald
View towards the shrine © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Seated Neminātha in the cella © Julia A.B. Hegewald

Ruined Jaina temple

This ruined temple is located at a short distance from the famous Kamala Basti. Its shrine has been entirely destroyed, but substantial parts of the closed pillared hall surive.


Side view of the temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Frontal view of the temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
View into the pillared hall © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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