Haider Ali's Birth place
Budikote situated amidst granite hillocks, accommodated a small fort in its heyday which is evident from the remains of the fort walls and bastions. Amidst boulders, a small open area is identified as the place of birth of the illustrious ruler Haider Ali in 1722 AD. A small platform with a tablet indicating the spot is enclosed by a masonry compound wall with an entrance. Haider Ali's ancestors hailed from Punjab. He was the great grandson of Muhammad Bhelol who had settled in Gulbarga. Later, they shifted to Sira and Kolar where the young Fateh Muhammad, father of Haider Ali was given refuge by a Nayaka working under Subedar of Sira. Fateh Muhammad rose from the status of peon to become Faujdar under the Subedar of Sira and was even given Kolar as jagir for his exceptional qualities as a solider at the battle of Ganjikote.
This temple is close to the Karegudi on its left. The porch of the temple has disappeared. It has an antechamber and a shrine. The entrance door of the antechamber and of the shrine are both squat. There is no sculpture on the lintel of the shrine door. The pillars of the hall are similar to those of the karegudi and Jyotirlinga temple No.2. There is no shikhara over the shrine.
Parsvanatha Basti, Kubatur
The Parshvanatha basti was constructed in 1017 AD. It has a garbhagriha with a long pillared mandapa in the east. Constructed in laterite blocks the garbhagrihahas a seated image of Jina crowned by a seven-hooded snake, about 1.52 m high with a canopy, flanked by chauri-bearers all in one stone. The exterior walls are plain. There are a few Jaina inscriptions in the premises of the temple referring to the Sallekhana of some Jaina ascetics. A rare inscription in the temple refers to major forms of medieval Indian temples.