Statue of Jain Sage GomateswaraIndia's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at
Where is India’s tallest stone status of the Jain sage Gomateswara?
- New Delhi
- Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
- Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
- Mysore, Karnakata
Answer: Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
Jain Sage Gomateswara Statue
The statue Gommateshwara is dedicated to the Jain god Bahubali. It was built in around 983 A.D. and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world. The construction of the statue was commissioned by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander, Chavundaraya. Neighbouring areas have Jain temples known as basadis and several images of the Tirthankaras.
One can have a beautiful view of the surrounding areas from the top of the hill. An event known as Mahamastakabhisheka attracts devotees from all over the world. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival is held once in 12 years when the Gommateshwara statue is anointed with milk, saffron, ghee, etc. to maintain its freshness. On August 5, 2007, the statue was voted as the first of Seven Wonders of India; 49% of the total votes went in favour of it.