Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Caturmukha Basti

Gerasoppe, in the northern region of coastal Karnataka, became an important Jaina centre in the middle of the fourteenth century. Dating from the sixteenth century, is this beautifully decorated and large caturmukha (fourfaced) temple structure.

Frontal view © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Nāga-kals at the temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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Tīrthaṅkaras inside the temple © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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