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Sravanabelagola is one of the oldest and most important Jain pilgrimage centres in India and the site of the huge 17-metre-high statue of Bahubali (Gommateshwara), said to be the world's tallest monolithic statue. It overlooks the small town of Sravanabelagola in tne Indian state of Karnataka from the top of the rocky hill known as Indragiri. The word Sravanabelgola means the Monk on the top of the hill.

For other statues of Gomateshvara, see: Jain art

Gomateshwara Statue: The statue is the subject of the spectacular Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony, which takes place once every twelve years, when the small town of Sravanabelagola becomes a Mecca for thousands of pilgrims. The climax of the Mahamastakabhisheka involves anointing of Lord Bahubali's head with thousands of pots of coconut milk, yoghurt, ghee, bananas, jaggery, dates, almonds, poppy seeds, milk, gold coins, saffron and sandalwood. 12°51′0″N 76°28′48″E / 12.85°N 76.48°E / 12.85; 76.48

Gomateshwara (es); گومٹیشور مورتی (ur); Gomateshvara (fr); รูปปั้นโคมเตศวร (th); Patung Gommateshwara (id); Gomateshwara (it); Гоматешвара (ru); गोम्मतेश्वर मूर्ति के (hi); గోమటేశ్వర విగ్రహం (te); ଗୋମତେଶ୍ଵର ପ୍ରତିମୂର୍ତ୍ତି (or); Gommateshwara statue (en); مجسمه گوماتارایا (fa); গোমতেশ্বর মূর্তি (bn); கோமதீஸ்வரர் சிலை (ta) statua colossale raffigurante la divinità gianista Bahubali (it); פסל (he); statue, localisée à Shravanabelagola (fr) Gomatesvara Statue (en)
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Instance ofcolossal statue,
Location Shravanabelagola, Kingdom of Mysore
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  • 983
  • 12 ±1 m
12° 51′ 00″ N, 76° 28′ 48″ E
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