Shivgiri Temple, Bijapur

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Lord Shiva Statue is an 85 feet tall Shiva Statue that has been installed by the T.K. Patil Banakatti Charitable Trust in Bijapur at Shivapur on Sindagi Road. It is slowly making as a pilgrimage location. 1,500 tonnes statue of Lord Shiva is considered as the second largest statue of Lord Shiva in India and was prepared by sculptors from Shimoga for above 13 months plus the civilian design was supplied by Bangalore-situated architects.Basanta Vana is an 85 ft tall idol of Lord Shiva that is made of cement and steel. Counted among the tallest idols of Lord Shiva, it is situated around 3 km from Bijapur City on the Ukkali Road in the village of Rambapur. It was unveiled on 26 February 2006 on the day of Shivarathri. It was designed by the civil engineers of Bangalore and was built by the sculptors of Shimoga. Beneath the statue, a small Shiva Linga has been placed. Lord Shiva Statue : The 85-foot (26 m) tall statue of Lord Shiva installed by the T.K. Patil Banakatti Charitable Trust in Bijapur at Shivapur on Sindagi Road is gradually developing as a pilgrimage place.1,500 tonnes statue considered as the third biggest statue of Lord Shiva (Fourth tallest statue of Lord Shiva in world) in the country was prepared by sculptors from Shimoga for more than 13 months and the civilian design was provided by Bangalore-based architects. The statue weighs around 1,500 tonnes.A small idol of Shiva will be installed beneath the big statue. Besides, the "Shiva Charite" will be engraved on the inside walls of temple in Kannada to help devotees learn the mythological stories related to Shiva. The trust wants to make it a major pilgrimage centre.What is making it a place of public interest is the series of charity work the trust has taken up there. An old age home is coming up on this 18-acre sprawling premises named as Basant Van, and it is scheduled to be inaugurated on same day. Mr.Patil told The Hindu that initially it can accommodate 52 members and the capacity will be enhanced gradually.Women will be given preference in admission. Once this is stabilised, the trust will establish a free boarding school for meritorious students from economically and socially backward classes.
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  • It's not far out of Bijapur and is visible across the flat landscape, from miles away. If you are not a devotee, the visit won't last long but where else will you find a 20 metre tall Shiva?  more »
  • Shiva Temple - Shivgiri is located about three kilometers from the center of Bijapur town. It is known for a very tall statue of Lord Shiva in sitting posture. We took an auto from near Gol Gumbaz and...  more »
  • Peace of mind and soul can be achieved been at this place. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the famous place to visit. Very calm and serene atmosphere can be felt  more »
  • Very good place. Well maintained. Peaceful. A hour visit is enough. Good place with family.
  • Shivagiri, The majestic Shiva Statue, the powerful positive attitude will defiantly generated. To reach we can catchup with some auto. the place is kept clean. The best time to visit the place is at early mornings and/or evenings as during the afternoons it will be quite hot.
  • I liked this because my favorite God
  • Sacred place. The place offers peace to us. Neat and clean. Well maintained.
  • Nice place ,nice garden

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