The Kannada, Marathi and Tamil inscriptions on either side of the image immediately below those of chamundaraya state that the enclusure around Gommata was caused to be m
ade by Ganga-raja, the general of Vishnuvardhana Hoysala. The cloisters in this enclosure enshrine a large number of beautiful images of the Tirthankaras, yakshi Kushmandini and Bahubali or Gommata. Most of them are of high class Hoysala art. Many of these images bear a votive inscriptions on their pedestals and there are name boards fixed over these images.