Delhi To Bangalore To Shravanabelagola (Lord Bahubali) By Road On NH 48Friday, September 04, 2015Atishay Jain
|Bangalore- Mangalore Highway.|
The 58-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshvara is located on Vindyagiri Hill. It is considered to be the world's largest monolithic stone statue (also named in 7 wonders of India).
|monolithic statue of Gommateshvara|
Little HistoryOn August 5, 2007, the statue at Shravanabelagola was voted by the readers of Times of India (an English Daily) as the first of the Times of India's list of seven Wonders of India.
Every twelve years, thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony in which the statue is covered with milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will now be held in 2018.