Shravanabelagola – Home of the World’s Tallest Standing Monolithic Statue


Sat on top of a hill, overlooking the small town of Shravanabelagola, you’ll find a gigantic statue of Bahubali, which is widely considered as one of the “7 wonders of India” and a must-see site for any temple lovers out there.

Discover Shravanabelagola on Voyager

Ths post comes from Voyager, a wonderful travel blog from Sandy and Vyjay, it is pack with information including the history, fun facts and everything you need to know about how to get there. This is what Sandy has to say about The Shravanabelagola;

Statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelgola

“Karnataka is a state in India which is a mosaic embellished with many-hued gems. One of these gems is Shravanabelagola. Shravanabelagola has the World’s Largest Monolithic Statue – a statue of Bahubali also known as Gommateshwara. It is the tallest free-standing statues in the world. Shravanabelagola is a very important place of Pilgrimage for the Jains who are followers of Jainism, an ancient religion of India. Once in every twelve years, the place sees millions of pilgrims and tourists descend on it to witness the Mahamastabhisheka.”

So if you would like to learn more about this spiritual area in India, read about the World’s Tallest Standing Monolithic Statue on Voyager.

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