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Significant Lord Bahubali Statues in Jain Pilgrimages in Karnataka

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Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala
Bahubali Statue Karkala - Photo Courtesy Vaikoovery
Venur Bahubali Statue
Gommatagiri Bahubali Statue - Photo Courtesy Rajan Thambehalli

There are 5 monolithic statues of Bahubali in Karnataka measuring more than 20 feet in height that are visited as part of a Jain Pilgrimage itinerary in Karnataka

# 57 feet at Shravanabelagola near Hassan dated year 981
# 42 feet at Karkala near Mangalore / Moodbidri / Udupi dated year 1432
# 39 feet at Dharmasthala dated year 1973
# 35 feet at Venur near Mangalore / Moodbidri / Dharmasthala dated year 1604
# 20 feet at Gommatagiri near Mysore dated 12th Century

These are carved out of single stone and are masterpieces of architecture and sculpting skills of the era. There are a few standalone replicas of these that are being built around India at different destinations (Kolhapur, Indore and Gujarat). However above five remain popular and visited by Jain pilgrims as part of a 3-day circuit

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