Saturday, September 11, 2010

Shravanabelagola

the steps leading to bahubali temple at Shravanabelagola.
 to the temple...
after reaching the hilltop, you still have to climb to the temple...
considered to be the largest single stone statue in the world, bahubali atop the hill at Shravanabelagola is a beautiful, imposing statue.  The 57 ft. (17.5 mtr.) tall magnificient monolithic statue was declared sacred by Chavundaraya, the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief in the Talakad Ganga Kingdom in 981 A.D
 this picture shows how big the statue is...
Shravanabelagola is in Hassan district in Karnataka state in India.  It is about 140 km away from Bangalore, capital of Karnataka.  Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates conducted tours with A/C Volvo buses to this place.  The journey with them is safe, comfortable and reliable.

6 comments:

Nalini Hebbar said...

Great photos...I bet you enjoyed it a lot!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Gorgeous pictures! Kind regards. Travelling

meera said...

Isn't that one amazing sculpture and temple?

jyothisethu said...

thanks to nalini, phivos and meera for the kind comments...

Dors said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful travel experiences.

Karnataka Travel said...

Nice blog,Gomateshwara is the tallest statue in the world, Shravanabelagola is very attractive with 2 hills Indragiri and Chandragiri and a pond in between,