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.


A view of Chandragiri Hillock

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.

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Indragiri Hillock, Shravanabelagola.

The larger hill known as Indragiri or Doddabetta rises about 470 feet above the plain at its foot and is 3,347 feet above the sea level. It houses the monolithic Bahubali statue.

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Shravanabelagola occupies a unique and prominent place as an abode of innumerable Jain temples of Digambara sect in south India since 5th century. There are about 7 temples...

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