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.
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.