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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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  • The 650+ stair climb up the hill is not for the completely unfit. But climbing with socks, 20 to 30 steps at a time and resting a little helps. Reaching the first pergola itself is rewarding with some...  more »
  • The way on top is easy with small small breaks. Its worth the climb. Enroute you can see the scenery of city all around from Vindyagiri (Doda Betta). The Vighraha of Gommateshwara is captivating and o...  more »
  • Worth the view on top of hill. Climb could be tiresome but manageable. Peaceful environment and nice to have been there 
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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"