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About ganagitti Jaina Temple at Hampi

This jain temple complex, dedicated to Kunthunatha, the 17th Thirthankara of the jaina faith, was built by Iruga, Commander-in- chief of Harihara 2 and consecrated in 1386 AD.

The huge lamp-column at the north facing entrance has an inscription to this effect. It is also referred to as the Kunthunatha jain temple.

It is typical example of early Vijayanagara architecture and is known for its simplicity of form and design, with influences from the late Chalukya period.

The temple is elevation has a terraced super structure over the sanctum, and a porch to the north and east.

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