Gomateshwara temple

The Largest idol of a stone made in the Gomateshwara temple

Friends, you have seen so many statues in India which earn you somewhere to wonder, and nowhere do we feel that there is no lack of devotion and spirit in India. Actually, people of every religion worship God's form in their own way. Do not know how many money you spend on making idols and temples. Some become so famous in that they become famous in the world. Let us give you information about the idol of a god whose temple and idol are the most different and will surprise people.

The thing is that of the Gomateshwara temple, which is located in the city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka. Let us tell you that this Gomteshwara temple is considered as a very sacred place situated in the Shravanabelagola in Mysore, Karnataka. The reason for which it is sacred is that as there is the Gomteshwar or Bahubali pillar. Bahubali was the first pilgrim to receive salvation.

Here the tourists like the Gomateshwara statue/Bahubali statue the most. Let us tell you that this idol is 17 meters high and is the largest bahubli statue created by a stone in the world. It is said about the construction of the idol that King Rajmalla of Gang Dynasty and Chamunda Rai were made by his commander.

Gomateshwara Statue is made of only one stone

Here is the biggest feature of Gomteshwara that it is made of the same stone. The statue of Lord Gomateshwar is situated on the banks of the river Phalguni. Which is a small statue of 35 feet high, is the smallest of 4 Bahubali statues. Let us know that other idols are located on Kirkala, Dharmasthal, Shravanabelagola.

Shravanabelagola is the most famous Jain pilgrimage in South India. This place is considered to be one of Karnataka's famous heritage sites where the statue of God Gomateshwar is immortalized.

According to Jain texts, Gomateshwara was the second son of first Jain Adinath's Tirthankara. It is said that Adinath had a total of 100 daughters. When Rishabhdev left his kingdom, a feud started between the two sons Bharat and Bahubali for the empire. In which Bahubali won and they, despite winning their state, decided to give the state to the small Bharata and went away from their territory to get the full knowledge themselves.

Mahamatakbhishak Utsav

This idol is believed to have a wonderful display of power, strength and moderate feelings in this idol. The anointing of the idol is on the special Mahamatkabhishek festival. The celebration of Lord's festival is celebrated with great pomp and thousands of devotees in the Shravanabelagola hill every 12 years consider the festival as the seventh of Harsha. The idol is anointed with tons of milk, sugarcane juice, and saffron flowers. The world's tallest ashram statue is also found in saffron, curd, milk and gold coins. Let us tell you that in the 12 years this festival is celebrated, in which people of Jain religion participate with great enthusiasm and they please God with their devotion.

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