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. Arrange to visit Jain Temple Shravana Belgola and other attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) vacation builder.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Majestic near 50 feet statue of Bahubali is simply overpowering. Its aesthetics and grandeur are beyond description. That it is built / carved on the top of a steep hill speaks about the grand visions...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Even here it is not possible not to get lost in the magic of the place, in the spirit of the temple which is up there at the top of the Hill, with its huge God who peacefully watch his faithful.
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  • June 19, 2017
    A must visit places near Mysore. 58 feet statue carved out of a single block of granite. Wonderful experience.  more »

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