Shravanabelagola is located in the state of Karnataka and is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the Jains. Shravanabelagola Tour Packages takes you to this famous place in India. It is situated in the Hassan district. Bel means white in the Kannada language and kola means pond. Two hills called Chandragiri and Vindyagiri are here where Bhadrabah and Chandragupta had done meditation. The statue of Bhagvan Gomateshwara Bahubali is a huge statue in the hills of Vindhyagiri and was made by Chamundaraya. It is said to be the world's largest statue at a height of 17.38 meters. Shravanabelagola Tour Packages offers an opportunity to visit these two picturesque hills.
The prime attraction is the statue which is the tallest monolithic statue and is an example of sculptural artistry. The statue has many inscriptions carved on the outer surface. One cannot miss seeing this huge statue in this holy place with the Shravanabelagola Tour Packages. The Mahamastakabhisheka is celebrated once in twelve years and many devotees come here to be a part of this ceremony. This festival has been celebrated since a long time and attracts many pilgrims of all religions.
During this festival, the saints use many pots filled with milk, water, saffron, sandal paste, honey and ghee to bathe the huge Bahubali statue. This sight should not be missed with Shravanabelagola Tour Packages. It is done with great show and celebrations. The holy statue is said to be made of a single block of white granite and is considered very religious. Bahubali was believed to be the first to attain moksha according to the Jains. It is a tall structure on a lotus and is visible from a long distance. The statue has a peaceful expression and is a great achievement in sculptural art. Be sure to see this piece of marvelous architecture with the Shravanabelagola Tour Packages.
There are many images of Jaina Tirthankaras in the neighboring areas of Shravanabelagola which can be visited by taking the Shravanabelagola Tour Packages. Experience the beautiful view from the Chandagiri hills. The Gomateshwara Temple is the famous Jain temple here. Jainism has strong roots in Karnataka and it came here before the Christian era. The major dynasties that ruled here like the Kadamba, Gangas, Chalukyas and Hoyasala gave patronage to Jainism. Chandragupta gave up his throne and came to this place to become a monk and he died here. This is where the shrine was made.
Many inscriptions dating back to 600 Ad are found in Shravanabelagola. Visit this ancient place with high religios importance with the Shravanabelagola Tour Packages. It is the ideal place for a religious and heritage tourism trip. One can also visit other heritage places like Mysore, Badami and Hampi. Belur and Halebid are the famous remains of the times of the Hoysala Kings. The Hoysaleswara temple, Veeranarayana temple and Chennakeshava temple can be seen. Halebid is about 27 kilometers away from Hassan district and Belur is 16 kilometers from Halebid. Book the Shravanabelagola Tour Packages to visit the holy place for Jain pilgrimage in Karnataka.
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