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Gommaṭeśvara Bahubali-The wonder of India

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Gommaṭeśvara Bahubali in Shravanabelagola

At about 470 feet above the ground, Vindhyagiri is a very famous hill. The 17.38 m high single stone idol of the Lord Gommateshwara also designated as Bahubali is situated above the hill Vindhyagiri or Doddabetta or Indragiri hill.

This statue was established by Chavundaraya and is believed to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue. The joy and bliss Lord Bahubali attained, is manifested in the benign smile on the face of the colossal image consecrated by King Chavundaraya.

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Location:
Shravanabelagola
Karnataka, India
Ticket / Cost / Expenses:
NA
Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
12.8544663°N, 76.4828056°E
Distance from Shravanabelagola to Gommaṭeśvara Bahubali
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

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Read traveller's reviews about Gommaṭeśvara Bahubali..

Overall Rating:4.8

reviews
  '5' out of 5
"Nice place! Climbing the hill with the well placed steps was awesome! The view from the top was cool! Worth seeing the largest monolithic statue! Also the roads that lead to this place are smooth!"
  '5' out of 5
"Cool place for holidays, Jai bhahubali"
  '5' out of 5
"Medium size hill , has steps cut on the rocks to climb. Shoes are not allowed to be worn while climbing so carry 2-3 pair of socks and wear one on top of other while climbing. 3-4 temples on the top."
  '4' out of 5
"Atheist review: Great views! A very nice, peaceful place. A few hundred steps up, and you get a spectacular view of the surrounding town. The statue itself is a large monolithic one, sacred to Jains. You can just sit on the rocks and take in the views. There is coconut water at the base to replenish yourself."
  '5' out of 5
"Best place, very peaceful. Abhishek happens every 12 years. Last Abhishek was conducted in 2004/2005."

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Content of this page was last updated at Nov 7, 2016