Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola,located 160km west of Bangalore is an important center of Jainism

Shravanabelagola,located 160km west of Bangalore is an important center of Jainism. You can see the high watermarks of Western Ganga Dynasty in the temples and sculptural works in Shravanabelagola.

At Shravanabelagola hill shrine

Pooja at Bahubali's feet.

Gommateshwara

Bahubali is also called Gommateshwara because of the Gommateshwara statue dedicated to him and as lord Kammateshwara from the ancient temple inscriptions located in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The statue was built by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya. it is a 57-foot (17 m) monolith (statue carved from a single piece of rock) situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. It was built circa 981 A.D. and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world.

Deity at Shravanabelagola

Note the corn in the left hand

Gommateshwara Bahubali statue

On August 5, 2007, the statue was voted as the first of Seven Wonders of India; 49% of the total votes went in favor of it.

Road to Shravanabelagola

On the way to Shravanabelagola from Mysore

Shravanabelagola Town

seen from the Vindhyagiri Hilltop


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