Sravana Belgola


Rishabhanatha was 20 million Purva years old when he was anointed king and he then ruled for 63 million Purva years. The story of Bahubali, being a myth, doesnt exist in any fixed time frame. In fact, prior to the eighth century B.C., its a leap for Indian historians to prove historicity for anything.

What is the Shravanabelagola famous for?

One of the most-visited Jain pilgrimage spots in South India, Shravanabelagola is a popular weekend getaway from Bengaluru. It is famous for a massive 57-ft high statue of Bahubali, which is the worlds tallest monolithic stone statue carved out of a single granite block.

Who built the Shravanabelagola Temple?

Constructed in 981 AD by Chamundaraya, a Ganga warrior, it is carved out of a single block of granite and looms on the top of Vindhyagiri Hill.

Is Shravanabelagola is a historical place?

Shravanabelagola is rich with traditional and historical sights that deserve so many visits. The beautiful city of Karnataka is the ideal spot for your next pilgrimage visit.

What is the story of gomateshwara?

The Gommateshwara statue is dedicated to the Jain figure Bahubali and symbolises the Jain precepts of peace, non-violence, sacrifice of worldly affairs, and simple living. It was built around 983 CE during the Western Ganga dynasty and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world.

Which God called Bahubali?

Bahubali, also called Gommateshvara, According to the traditions of the Indian religion Jainism, the son of the first Tirthankara (literally,ford maker, a metaphor for saviour), Rishabhanatha. He is said to have lived many millions of years ago.

Who carved Bahubali statue?

The statue was commissioned by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya; it is 57-foot (17 m) tall and is situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola, in the Hassan district of Karnataka. It was built in and around 981 A.D. and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world.

Which temple is known as Bahubali temple?

Gomateshwara Temple
The place Shravanabelagola is famous for its Gomateshwara Temple also known as Bahubali Temple. Shravanabelagola has two hills, Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. The 58 feet tall monolithic statue of Bahubali is located on Vindhyagiri Hill.

Can we climb Shravanabelagola?

There are around 300 steps to reach the top and they are well maintained. The view of Vindhyagiri hill and the Gomateshwara was becoming more and more beautiful as we were climbing.

Why is the place Shravanabelagola important to Jains?

The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad.


Though both parts of Baahubali are essentially are fictional works, the epic movie series of director SS Rajamouli is inspired by several patches from the history of India.


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