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MONOLITH OF LORD GOMATESHWARA TEMPLE

Channarayapatna, Karnataka, India

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The main deity of this temple is Lord Gomateshwara, who is an incarnation of Jain Tirthankara. The Bahubali statue (Colossal monolithic statue) is in height of 58 feet naked with 26 feet wideshoulders and 10 feet of its feet.

Interesting Facts

  • Shravanabelagola is famous for two hills called Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri where most of the monuments are located.
  • These two hills are spread on both sides of Temple Pond.
  • There are several historical basadis within the town as well.
  • The Bahubali Statue which is supposed to be the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (37°C during the day and 21°C during night)Lowest - October to February (27°C during day and 18°C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
KSRTC New Bus Stand
12.2 KM 081762 52287
Shravanabelagola Railway station
3.6 KM 139
Kempegowda International Airport
162 KM 081762 52287

Architecture

The Gomateswara temple is built on top of a hill at an altitude of 3347 feet, called as Vindhyagiri hill (also known as Doddabetta or Indragiri). About 620 steps provide access to this temple from bottom of the hill. The name was due to an old woman who poured the milk, she had carried in a ‘Gullakayi’ over the deity anointing him every day. Now the image of Lord Gomatheeswara being anointed with milk is a world-famous sight. There are more than 800 well preserved inscriptions dated between 6th and 19th century in Shravanabelagola. The Bhaubali statue is carved with single Block of Granite.

History

The great emperor of Mouryan Dynasty Chandragupta Mourya has spent his last days in Shravanabelagola after becoming a follower of Jainism. His grandson Emperor Ashoka has built a basadi for him on Chadragiri hill in 3rd Century B.C. This temple is built between 982 A.D. and 983 A.D. and the statue was carved during the period of Chamundaraya, a minister of the Ganga King Rajamalla.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 06:30 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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MONOLITH OF LORD GOMATESHWARA TEMPLE

Channarayapatna, Karnataka, India

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