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Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), Hassan

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Climb approximately 1,000 steps to reach the top of Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), a 17.5 m (58 ft) tall idol sculpted out of a single piece of rock. The monument attracts both tourists and pilgrims and, along with the temples around it, holds major archaeological and historical importance, representing a holy pilgrimage place ever since it was built over a millennium ago. As you admire the statue, enjoy views of the surrounding area from the lofty vantage point. Make sure you bring your camera for great shots from above, and take plenty of water for the climb. Plan your Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hassan using our Hassan vacation builder.
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  • Well carved statue. Ancient one. Nice to visit with friends/family. But beware that we have to climb a hill for a while. It takes around 20 to 30 mins for climbing. Visit early in the mornings as ther...  more »
  • We see the statue of Bahubali which is almost 57-foot in height and carved from a single piece of rock situated above a hill. It was built before almost 1000 years and is one of the largest free-stand...  more »
  • We often visit this place since childhood Great history and plenty of things to learn One of the must visits in world Never miss this when you r in this part of the country And also do visit Belur and...  more »
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  • One of the tallest monolithic statues in the world, around 59fts height. The statue is of Bhagwan Bahubali, son of first tirthankar lord Aadinath. Of Jainism. This is one of the most sacred places of Jains. The statue is situated atop of a hill, you have to climb around 500 steps to reach on top to see full statue. Every 12 years, a mahamastakabhishek happens, next of which is in Feb 2018.
  • Shrawanbelgola is famous for Statue of Bhagawan Bahubali. Here JAIN community along with local people every year organise Mahamastkabhishek of Bhagawan Bahubali. Statue of Bhagawan Bahubali is situated on a hill top which can be seen from far distant places of city.
  • Very beautiful and mesmerising statue.. Really a divine place. The statue is of Bhagwan Bahubali, the son of Lord Adinath, the first Tirthankar of Jainism. There are about 800 steps leading to the top of the hill. Those who are old and ill and unable to climb can avail the "doli" service
  • when you see the statue it doesn't make that much difference. But when you read the story behind that statue, you will feel like "Yeah, i did some thing Great." Really Good Place to visit once in a life.
  • "Ancient temple ...well maintained...nice place ...good view from the top"