Shravan Belgola Tirth
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Nearly 1738 cms. high, blue-colored idol of Bhagawan Bahubali in the
It is on the hill of Vindhyagiri near the Shravan Belgola village.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jain Institute Committee, Shravan Belgola - 573135, Dist: Hasan, State:
Shri Bahubali Bhagwan