Ganigitti Jain Temple complex is dedicated to Kunthunatha, the 17th Tirthankara of Jain religion. The temple was built by Iruga who was the commander in chief of Harihara II. The construction of the temple was completed in 1386 A.D.
A huge lamp post in front of the temple has inscriptions about the above said history. Lamp post placed at North facing entrance of the temple is an iconic structure.
Ganigitti Jain temple represents an example of early Vijayanagara architecture with influence from the late Chalukya period. Ganigitti temple is famous for it’s simplicity in the form and design.
The temple in elevation has a terraced super-structure over the sanctum. Temple also do have porches to the North and the East.