Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola at a distance of 150 km from Bangalore is a prominent center for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture. About two thousand years ago, the Jain Acharya Bhagawan Bhadrabahu came here with his disciples. This town has got some historical references, which add to the importance of this place. 



The town is located at an altitude of about 3350 feet above sea level. The town is wedged between two rocky hills: Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. There are monuments of rare excellence and skill developed by Gangas and Hoysalas in these two sacred hills.



There is a tank in the midst of this town called "Belagola" meaning White Pond. The place is well-known for its scenic beauty as well as for its religious sanctity. More than 800 inscriptions have been found at Shravanabelagola, dating to various times from 600 to 1830. 



Places of interest here are:



The town is well connected by road and rail network. It is just 13 km from Channarayapatna and 51 km from Hassan. 

45 comments:

LV said...

A very interesting and informative post. Enjoyed it.

R Niranjan Das said...

The magnificent statue of Gomateshwara here is a stunner!

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed the cyber visit this week.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Navu sannovru iddaga ilege hogthidvi.... thanks for sharing

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

nicely located :)

magiceye said...

Very informative

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

2,000 years ago! I just can't get over that, no matter how many times I visit your blog. This beautiful work so long ago. Do you know anything about the people who did the actual work?

Cloudia said...

India is the sea depths. One can never know it all!




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Paresh Kale said...

Superb

Priyashi said...

Nice Scenery...

pooja mahimkar said...

Beautiful place

RNSANE said...

What a beautiful place to visit.

My five month stay ends Dec 3...then back to Sacramento to be with my granddaughter, now a year and a half old. Back to India May 5th.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place.

Bibi said...

The Belagola is particularly beautiful. Interesting.....'bela' also means white in Serbian.

Uppal said...

Awesome images all!

Barb said...

A town built upon boulders. The pond adds a tranquil effect.

Al said...

That is an imposing hill, it looks like a great place to visit.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting

krishna said...

informative post and beautiful pictures...

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Interesting town and pretty flowers!

Leovi Leovi said...

Yes, indeed, wonderful place full of beauty! I love the second one!

Thomas Lee said...

A beautiful highland town with a stunning pool.

Jeevan said...

Excellent captures and great views on the first two. Thanks for the info

TexWisGirl said...

very neat!

Gattina said...

Must be hard to breath in such a height !

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely shots, reflections and information

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Amazing, just amazing!

Fun60 said...

Interesting post with that beautiful scenery and reflection.

'Tsuki said...

The water tank is so impressive from this point of view... Nice serie, Rajesh.

Viera said...

Beautiful place and scenery...

Gunilla Bäck said...

I like the contrast between the pond and the rocky hillsides.

Tom said...

I must say to call these hills rocky is an understatement! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Janice Adcock said...

Great examples for the theme.

Felicia said...

the belagola area is so pretty.

retriever said...

Interesting post, wonderfull pictures, Greeting from Belgium
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Villrose said...

A fascinating landscape!

Chandra said...

Very beautiful pond and nice photos!
Peace :)

Vasudha Somayaji said...

I had visited this place few years back, found it peaceful but your pics made me realize so beautiful it is

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

From the whole landscape of the hills to the detailed views, this is an interesting compilation of pictures.

purba chakraborty said...

Wow! What an amazing place. Great pictures :)

Kokila Gupta said...

beautiful and historical !

i b arora said...

great pics

Ila Varma said...

I visited this place recently,I enjoyed the trip

D.Nambiar said...

This place is GREAT! We went there earlier this year and the climb was so worth it. The statue of Gomateshwara is awe-inspiring and the views from the hill were a treat.

Yogi Saraswat said...

What a lovely place.very beautiful !!