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Gomateshwara Temple in Hassan Karnataka

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Location: South east of Hassan district
Built in: 982 AD
Built By:Lord Bahubali
Dedicated to: Lord Gommateshwara Jain muni
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: all Time
Significance: Monolithic statue of Jain saint Lord Gomateshwara,
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to Visit: All Time
Nearest Railway Station: Hassan
Nearest Air Port: Banglore

About Gomateshwara Temple

The temple of Shravanabelagola is located 51 km south east of Hassan in Karnataka at an Altitude of about 3350 feet above sea level. There are excellent roads from Bangalore and Mysore. The nearest airport is Banglore which at a distance of 157 km. and the nearest railway station is Hassan. It is a little township tucked away between Indragiri and Chandragiri hills.
 Statue of Gomateswara 

The colossal monolithic statue of Gomateswara is situated at Sravanbelgola, 158 km away from Bangalore. This gigantic statue of lord Gomateswara, the Jain saint, is carved out of a single block of granite and stands majestically on top of a hill. For centuries, Sravanabelagola has remained a great Jain center and thousands of pilgrims flock to see the magnificent, gigantic statue of the Jain saint, Lord Gomateswara. The statue of Gomateswara shows the recluse completely nude, in the Jain custom. This statue of lord Gomateswara is 17m. (55 ft) high and is visible from a distance of 30km.

This statue is regarded as one of the largest monolithic statues in the world. This statue of lord Gomateshwara was created around 983 AD by Chamundraya, a minister of the Ganga King, Rajamalla. The neighboring areas have Jaina bastis and several images of the Jaina Thirthankaras. One can have a beautiful view of the surrounding areas from the top of the hill. At Sravanbelgola the Mahamastakabhishekam festival is held once in 12 years, when the image of Gomateswara is bathed in milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins.

How to Reach Gomateshwara Temple
By Bus: There many bushes and private transport for hassan to reach Gomateshwara Temple.
By Rail: The nearest local Railway station is Hassan(52 Km) and big  station is Banglore Junction(158) Km.
By Air: The nearest Airport is Bangalore(158 Km). 

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