Mahamasthakabhisheka, the head anointing ceremony is performed once in 12 years to the 57 feet high monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola. The event is being be held under the leadership of His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola from 17th-25th February 2018.
The smaller hill known locally as Chikkabetta / Chandragiri rises about 175 feet above the plain and is 3,052 ft above the level of the sea. Its history dates back to 2nd century B.C. It has 14 Jain temples and Badhrabahu cave.