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Shri Shravan Belgola Tirth

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Mulnayak: Nearly 1738 cms. high, blue-colored idol of Bhagawan Bahubali in the Kayotsarga postures.

Tirth: It is on the hill of Vindhyagiri near the Shravan Belgola village.

Historicity: In the year 1037 of the Vikram era, this tirth was set up under inspiration of the mother of Chamundaray, the advisor of King Gangaras. At every twelve years, the Mahamastatibhisheka pooja is performed here and lakhs of people from all over India, come here. At the time of pooja, flowers are showered from planes. The king of Mysore performed the first pooja. This tirth is a thousand years old.

Other Temples: On the Vidhyagiri hill, there are seven temples. On the Chandragiri hill in front to it, there are fourteen temples. Of them, the temple of Adishvar is the oldest, On the Chandragiri hill; there is an idol of Bharat Chakravarti. It is half buried in the ground on the hill.

Works of art and Sculpture: This ancient high, splendid, serene, peaceful and sober idol inspires devotion in worshippers all over India. Though the idol is very ancient, it looks as if it is recently made. It is an excellent specimen of Indian sculpture. The scene around the temple is very beautiful and fascinating. The vast water-pit between the two hills, is a distinct beauty of this place. Besides, the idols of nine gems are spectacular.

Guidelines: The nearest railway station of Mandagiri is at a distance of 22 kilometers and Hasan is at a distance of 10 kilometers. From the chief city of Bangalore, it is at a distance of 160 kilometers and from Mysore; it is at a distance of 128 kilometers. Cutting the stone of the hill makes steps. Bus service and private vehicles are available. Boarding and lodging provisions are there in the village at the foot of the hill.
Trust: Shri Digambar Jain Institute Committee, Shravan Belgola - 573135, Dist: Hasan, State: Karnatak, India.

Shri Bahubali Bhagwan


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