The statue of Gomateshwara, Hassan-Karnataka

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The statue of Gomateshwara is located at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka was build in around 981 A.D.. It is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world. Gomateshwara is also called as Bahubali. The statue was built by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya, Neighboring areas have Jain temples known as basadis and several images of the Tirthankaras; it is a 57-foot (17 m) monolith (statue carved from a single piece of rock) situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, Karnataka state, India.

According to Jain texts, Bahubali’s soul was liberated from the cycle of births and deaths(moksha ) at Mount Kailash.

You can have a beautiful view of the surrounding areas from the top of the hill. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival is held once in 12 years, when the Gommateshwara statue is anointed with milk, saffron, ghee, etc. to maintain its freshness. 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.


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