Hooblee. Ruined temple and tank. [Ruined Jain temples at the tank, Huli, Belgaum District.]
Photographer: Pigou, William Henry
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of ruined Jain temples at the tank or reservoir in Huli, Belgaum district, Karnataka, taken by William Henry Pigou around 1856, from 'Architecture in Dharwar and Mysore'. Karnataka has many sites for the Jaina religion which was founded about the same time as Buddhism in India, in the 6th century BC. Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, was a prince from Bihar who renounced the world and achieved omniscience (kevala-jnana) after years of meditation. The adherents of Jainism believe that he was the 24th in a line of saints called Tirthankaras or fordbuilders across the sea of suffering.