Monday, April 11, 2011

Meguti Temple, Aihole

   "Meguti Jain Temple" is another remarkable temple of its kind. Located in Aihole on the Megutigudda, this temple exhibits Dravidian style of architecture. The temple stands on a hill and thus named as "Megana Basadi", meaning the The Upper Temple, which in course of time was corrupted to Megudi or Meguti.
    The temple has a pillared hall in the front, and an antarala  and a sanctum in the back. On its outer walls is the famous Aihole inscription dated back to the 6th century (634 AD) which gives records of the temple construction by Ravikeerti, the commander and minister of Pulikeshin II. This temple has resemblance to the Lad Khan temple .
Meguti Temple
Magnificent Entrance
Door Frame
Jain Tirthankaras
Upper Structure
Hero Stone
Hero Stones
Fort Walls
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2. Jain temple complex, Budhi Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh
3. 100 lesser known Temples of Karnataka


  1. Thank you for another wonderful visit to another fascinating, beautiful place! Always enjoy the pictures and the history and the chance to learn about places I will probably never be able to visit in person! Hope you have a great week!


  2. This is a wonderful post... Great pics, loved them all!!
    Have a great week:)

  3. We visit this place in the evening along with children of the area, they wanted change for guiding us, we willing offered them Lolz Nice pics

  4. Thanks for the info. I plan to visit aihole, pattadakkal, badami soon.

  5. Beautiful shots of the temple. I would like to revisit this temple again.

  6. Beautiful temple set amidst secluded serene atmosphere..Wonderful pictures!

  7. nice photos & the info... last time I was in Aihole was way back in 96. Need to plan for a visit that part of the country...