Tourists are recommended to visit Akkanabasadi Temple on their trip to Sravanabelagola. This pilgrimage site was built by the wife of Chandramouli (Brahmin minister of the Hoysala king Ballala II), Achiakka, in 1121. Built using soapstone, the temple represents the Hoysala architectural and sculptural style.
The prime attraction of the Akkanabasadi Temple is the 5-feet-tall statue of Lord Parshwanath. Apart from this, the temple consists of sanctum sanctorum (garbagriha), sukanasi, gopurams and sabha mantapa. Upon reaching the temple, devotees would also get the chance to explore beautifully carved figures of deities, namely Yaksha Dharanendra and Yakshi Padmavathi.