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Gomateshwara Temple
Gomateshwara Temple

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The monolithic statue of Gomateshwara stands on a hill in the city of Shravanabelagola. Gomateshwara was the second son of Lord Adinatha the first of the 24 Tirthankara enlightened human . The 17.38 meter 58 ft high monolithic stone statue is regarded as one of the largest monolithic statues in the world. It was created around 983 AD by Chavundaraya a minister of the Ganga Kingdom. Once in 12 years the Mahamastakabhisheka festival is held and the statue of Gomateshwara is bathed in milk curds ghee saffron and gold coins.

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