- The Real BAHUBALI is at Shravanabelagola
Explore the place with multiple historical records which are named as Shravanabelagola located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in Karnataka. It is 144 Kms from Bangalore. The vigorous place is loaded with unknown historical information. The Gomateshwara Bahubali temple is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations and it is now visited by many tourists and devotees. Shravanabelagola is known for the practice of Jainism. The awe-inspiring architectural things will make the visitors wonder and give the curiosity to know about the architectural ideas behind the temple. The Mighty Gomateshwara temple is located on Vindhyagiri Hill where the visitors will climb the hills to witness the statue and the devotees throng here to get the darshan.
One could find more than 800 inscriptions at Shravanabelagola which dated from 600 AD to 1830 AD. Most of the inscriptions are found in Chandragiri Hill, another hill located near the Vindhyagiri hill. The remaining inscriptions can be found in Vindhyagiri Hill. A piece of interesting news is that, in 2007, the statue was voted as the first of the Seven Wonders of India by the readers of Times of India.
The next is to wonder about the architectural designs of the Basadi at Shravanabelagola. Akkana Basadi, Chandragupta Basadi, Shantinatha Basadi, Parshwanatha Basadi, Kattlae Basadi, Suprashwantha Basadi, and Chamundarayaraya Basadi are the famous basadis at this place.
Coming to Lord Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali was the son of Lord Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara. Lord Adinatha had 99 sons and there was a big fight between the two brothers for Kingship. Bahubali won defeated his brother, Bharatha yet he was not happy for it. So, he then handed over the Kingdom to his brother and attained Kevalagnana or omniscience. The statue was later sculpted in the time of Chamundaraya who was the Ganga King Rajamalla between 982and 983 CE. The height of the statue is about 17 meters.
The majestic place, Shravangabelagola is packed with many Jain temples and historical places, where one could get the interesting facts of the classical period of India. The amazing place is visited by a number of tourists and architect students to explore the stupendous Basadis and the temple. Most of the people in India might not know this place and the history behind. But almost each and every human in India might know about the blockbuster movie Bahubali. It is our foremost thing to unveil the real history of our nation and explore it.
It is not just the statue, it is because the history that makes us feel the stunning experience. A worthy place to visit and to get awestruck experience! A one day stay at Shravanabelagola can give you the breathtaking experience. Visit Shravanabelagola and see the real Bahubali statue in front of you!