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Gomateshwara Shravanabelagola:

This image shows Gomateshwara Bahubali. Sravanabelagola is one of the older historic and most important Jain Pilgrim centres in India. It is also the site of the 57' high statue of Lord Bahubali (Gomatesvara) said to be the largest monolithic statue in the world. The statue of Lord Bahubali was created during the reign of the Ganga king, Panchamalla. It was commissioned by his military commander and built by the sculptor Aristanemi in 981 C.E. It has been carved out of one single rock. It shows Lord Bahubali in meditation. It is said that Lord Bahubali stood meditating and prayed with such concentration without any movement, that plants and creepers started growing on his body. The Maha Mastakabhisheka ceremony which takes place once every 12 years involves the anointing of Lord Bahubali’s head with coins, thousands of pots of coconut milk, yoghurt, saffron, sandalwood paste, ghee, honey, bananas, jaggery, poppy seeds and milk from the top of a scaffolding erected for this purpose.
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License:[Source CCRT ]Feb. 20, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

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