Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte


Digambara Jaina Temple

The Digambara Jaina Temple at Hallur dates from the second half of the seventh century CE and consists of a sanctum preceded by a large closed hall. The additional sanctum located on the forst floor level is today empty. It is significant that after its conversion to Vira-Śaivaism, only the lower shrine of the temple was fitted with a Śaiva icon, a liṅga, and that the new Liṅgāyat owners of the sacred structure did not continue to use the raised shrine for ritual purposes

View from the southeast © Julia A.B. Hegewald
View towards the shrine © Julia A.B. Hegewald
Roof shrine © Julia A.B. Hegewald
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