Shravanabelagola is a historic town in Hassan District in the state of Karnataka. The town is an important Jain pilgrim center.
Shravanabelagola is 157 km away from Bangalore and 52 km from Hassan town.
Shravanabelagola got its name from the words ‘Bel’ and ‘Kola.’ In Kannada language, Bel means white, and Kola means pond, hence it is an allusion to the beautiful pond in the middle of the town. Shravanabelagola reached its architectural and sculptural pinnacle under the patronage of Gangas of Talakad.
Mahamastakabhisheka: This ceremony of the 17.38m high statue of Lord Bahubali (Gomateshwar) at the Indragiri Hills is celebrated grandly after every 12 years. On this occasion, the statue is smeared with thousands of pots of coconut oil, yoghurt, ghee, bananas, jaggery, dates, almonds, poppy seeds, milk, saffron and sandalwood.
For a Tour to Shravanabelagola, the best time to visit is between the months of October and March.
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