Jain Temple Shravana Belgola, Mysuru (Mysore)

Admire the world’s tallest monolithic statue on the hilltop Jain Temple Shravana Belgola, an important Jain pilgrimage site. The Bahubali Statue, considered to be the world’s tallest monolithic statue 17.7 m (58 ft) stands on Vindhyagiri Hill at 1,020 m (3,347 ft) the end of a path with 650 stone steps. Climb a staircase leading across basalt rock and get a sweeping panorama from the top and examine intricately carved temple ornaments. Carved out a single block of granite the nude statue was masterfully carved in 982-983, displaying an unparalleled sophistication of stonemason’s skill. Use our Mysuru (Mysore) visit planning site to add Jain Temple Shravana Belgola and other attractions to your Mysuru (Mysore) vacation plans.
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  • One needs to climb 700 steps - which is not a mean challege, given that the steps are irregular in size and shape ! But, there is redemption, if we stop in between, take a pause and look around at the...  more »
  • Shravanabelagola is a town in Karnataka, which is known for its large statue of the Jain monk, Lord Gommateswara (also known as Bahubali). The statue is located on the Vindhya Giri Hill overlooking th...  more »
  • The hill offers beautiful view of the Shravanabelagola village, Temple pond and Chandragiri hill. We were told that it would take about 2-3 hours to climb up the burning hill (summer), visit all monum...  more »

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