Shravanabelagola Jain Temple in Karnataka, Jainism Religion, India
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Shravanabelagola (Kannada:à²¶à³à²°à²µà²£à²¬à³à²³à²à³à²³ Åravaá¹a Beá¸·agoá¸·a) is a city located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 158 km from Bangalore, the capital of the state. The statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style. (Wikipedia)
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