Gomteshwara (Bahubali) Shravanabelagola

 
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Location: Shravanabelagola is 51 km southeast of Hassan in Karnataka at an elevation of about 3350 meters over sea level. There are good roads of Bangalore and Mysore. The nearest airport is Bangalore, a distance of 157 km. and the nearest railway station is Hassan. There is a small town tucked between the Indragiri hills and Chandragiri. The cut stone statue of colossal San Gommate in Shravanabelagola is the most magnificent of all art Jaina.
It was built around 982 AD and is described as one of the greatest achievements of ancient Karnataka in the field of sculptural art. Also known as Lord Bahubali, the image is a standing in the posture of meditation known as Kayotsarg, reaching an altitude of 57 meters at the top of the hills of Vindyagiri Doddabetta accessible via a flight of 500 steps . The image Gommate have curly hair in ringlets and long ears, large. His eyes are open, as if you look at the world with detachment. His facial features are perfectly chiseled with a light touch of a smile at the corners of the lips and embody calm vitality. His shoulders are wide, with arms stretched down and the figure has no support from the thigh upwards.
Statue of Gommateshwara on Shravanbelagola.
 
It's an anthill in the background that his incessant penance means. From this anthill of a snake and a creeper which twine around both his arms and legs as high a cluster of flowers and berries of the upper arms. The entire figure stands on a lotus flower means the totality achieved in installing this unique statue. On each side stand two tall and majestic Gommata chauri carriers serving the Lord. One of them is a yakshi and the other is a yakshi. This ornate and beautifully carved figures complement the main character. Engraved on the back of the anthill is a trough to water and other ritual ingredients used for the holy bath of the image collection. Around the statue is an enclosure of a pillared hall where 43 photographs of tirthankaras found in different monasteries. There is also a figure of a woman named Gullikayajji carved with a well built and wearing beautiful decorations, typical of the images of the Ganga period. Akandabagilu or the massive door, carved from a single rock with an elaborately carved in her typical posture Gajalakshmi flanked by two elephants, is a meritorious work of Jain craftsmanship. It is also said to be under the guidance and inspiration of Chaundaraya, the famous priest who served during the later rulers of Gangas namely Marasimha II, IV and V. Rachamalla Rachamalla One of the largest temples in the area dedicated to Chaundarya Basadi Neminatha, the 22 Tirthankara photo during a seven hooded canopy and flanked by male chauri carriers. This temple is unique in its style. It belongs to the era of the western and developed Gangas from Badami and Aihole Chalukyan styles. One of the same ground can be seen Chandraprabha Basadi dedicated to eighth Tirthankara same name.

 It is one of the oldest basadis on the ground and can be assigned to the early 9th century under the rule of Sivamara, a Ganga king. While
The obedient son, sees the intense spiritual fervor of her mother out of a long pilgrimage to see the golden statue with her mother and Guru Acharya Ajithasena, and spent a night on the way to Shravanabelagola Poudanapura. In dreams the same, ordered Kushmandini Yakshi Chavundaraya to erect a statue. The next morning, as indicated in the dream, Chavundaraya threw his golden arrow with the first axle of the rising sun from the top of the hill atop the Chandragiri face major Hill. Immediately the prophecy came true, and the image of Bahubali was discerned. Chavundaraya then assigned the task of chiseling the statue of a large block of granite to the most skillful sculptors of the land under the direction of Arishtanemi. In recent years, put Chavundaraya, full of pride, success and arrogance, set out to do Mahamastaka Abhishek. But the anointing liquids - coconut, milk and five nectars-would not descend into the belly button. At that time, legend, Gullikayajji, an old woman presented with a little milk in the shell of a white fruit Gullik. Much derision, but Acharya Nemichandra Chavundaraya advised to invite him. As the humble devotee Bahubali poured the milk in the shell, he hurried down the image, and reached the foot of the statue and covered the hill around. A cat Chavundaraya then mandated Mahamastaka Abhisheka performed every 12 years of Lord Bahubali. The Abhisheka Mahamastaka of 1981 coincided with 1,000 years of dedication of the statue, while Mahamastaka Abhisheka of 1993 was the last of the previous millennium. The story goes that Kalala Devi, mother of Chavundaraya, wanted to have a darshan of the golden statue of Poudanapura. The obedient son, sees the intense spiritual fervor of her mother out of a long pilgrimage to see the golden statue with her mother and Guru Acharya Ajithasena, and spent a night on the way to Shravanabelagola Poudanapura. In dreams the same, ordered Kushmandini Yakshi Chavundaraya to erect a statue. The next morning, as indicated in the dream, Chavundaraya threw his golden arrow with the first axle of the rising sun from the top of the hill atop the Chandragiri face major Hill. Immediately the prophecy came true, and the image of Bahubali was discerned. Chavundaraya then assigned the task of chiseling the statue of a large block of granite to the most skillful sculptors of the land under the direction of Arishtanemi. In recent years, put Chavundaraya, full of pride, success and arrogance, set out to do Mahamastaka Abhishek. But the anointing liquids - coconut, milk and five nectars-would not descend into the belly button. At that time, legend, Gullikayajji, an old woman presented with a little milk in the shell of a white fruit Gullik. Much derision, but Acharya Nemichandra Chavundaraya advised to invite him. As the humble devotee Bahubali poured the milk in the shell, he hurried down the image, and reached the foot of the statue and covered the hill around. Chavundaraya punished then made mandatory Mahamastaka

Abhishek takes place every 12 years for Lord Bahubali. Abhishek Mahamastaka 1981 coincided with the dedication of the statue in 1000, while Abhishek Mahamastaka 1993 was the last of the previous millennium. Every 12 years, Abhishek Mahamastaka carried out by the statue of Lord Bahubali, which serves as the introduction of a symbol of goodwill and sacrifice. This religious ceremony to be held this time of the February 8 to 19, 2006, for decades, attracted the attention not only of Mexico but the whole world
Shravanabelalgola can also understand the Jaina mythology through some of the finest paintings depicted on the walls of Sri Matha Jain. Rich in color and harmonious in composition, these paintings of the 18th century depict royal processions and festivities, monks, women in colorful saris, forest scenes of wildlife and other topics that shed light on domestic, religious and social lives. Another concrete expression of the intensity of Jaina art sthambha, the free-standing pillar in front of each basadi. Elegantly carved from granite, they are classified as Brahmadeva Sthambha and Manasthambha. While the former portrays the figures of Brahmanical gods, the last of visual Jaina faith. Manasthambha columns can be found elsewhere in the country, but Brahmadeva poles are confined to the south, a nice copy of which can be found in front of the giant statue of Gommata on Shravanbelagola. Very attractive to Manasthambha Mudabidri with a small altar at the top surrounded by four bells and topped with a golden spire. These pillars of Karkala and Humcha is equally striking. All these pillars, regardless of their connotations, are beautiful works of art, elegance and decoration.
Another pillar of immense importance Tyagada Brahmadevara Kamba on Sravana Belgola Chaundaraya wrote that his pedigree and his live performances. Only parts of the inscription read. There are inscriptions on the tiles next to right and left of the image of the Gommatesvara Belgola Sravana. The inscription on the slab of the right hand is as follows: Sri Chamundarajan"to"guilty or opponent'v'Ittan; Sri Gamgaraja suttalayavam madisida; The first case two lines caused Chamunda Raja made in the image at the foot of the inscription is engraved, and the third line Gamgaraja made to buildings that surround the image. Thus, cutting and dedication of the statue of Bahubali in Shravanabelagola attributed to the high Chamunda Raja, who was commander in chief and Prime Minister of the Ganga King Rachamalla in the subsequent period of 10 century AD The story goes that Kalala Devi, mother of Chavundaraya, wanted to have a darshan of the golden statue of Poudanapura.

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Religious : Chandragiri,Indragiri,Jinanathapura,Inscriptions,Bhattaraka Math,Halebid,Belur,Mysore,Banglore
              
 
 
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