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Holiday Destination: Gomateshwara

It's Located in Karkala city of India.

Gomateshwara was an Arihant. On August 5, 2007, the statue was voted by Indians as the first of Seven Wonders of India. Jainism he was the second of the hundred sons of the first Tirthankara, Rishabha and king of Podanpur. Gomateshwara is located 51 km south east of Hassan in Karnataka at an Altitude of about 3350 feet above sea level. There are excellent roads from Bangalor and Mysore. The Adipurana, a 10th century Kannada text by Jain poet Adikavi Pampa, written in Champu style, a mix of prose and verse and spread over in sixteen cantos, deals with the ten lives of the first tirthankara, Rishabha and his two sons, Bharata and Bahubali. Around the statue is an enclosure of a pillared hall where one can find 43 images of tirthankaras in different cloisters. There is also a figure of a woman called Gullikayajji sculpted with a good built and wearing exquisite ornamentation, typical of the sculptures of the Ganga period. Digambaras he was the first human in this half time cycle to attain liberation. A monolithic statue of Bahubali referred to as "Gommateshvara" built by the Ganga minister and commander Chamundaraya is situated 60 feet (18 m) above a hill in a place called Shravanabelagola in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It was built in the 10th century AD. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, devotees and tourists from all over the world flock to the statue once in 12 years for an event known as Mahamastakabhisheka.

Climate of Karkala City

Summer 40 °C (105 °F), Winter 24 °C (85 °F)

Tourist Season

October to May Month's is best visiting in Karkala City.

General Information Of Karkala City

  • Land Area: 8.90 sq mi (23.06 km2)
  • Population: 25 Thousand.
  • Capital City: Karnataka.
  • Language: English & Hindi.


Bus Terminal

Bandimatta Bus Station

Karkala, Karnataka, India


Bajpe Airport: For Domestic flight's.

Railway Stations

Mangalore Junction Railway Station

Mangalore Junction 1st Cross Road
Padil, Mangalore, Karnataka

Mangalore Central Railway Station

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Surathkal Railway Station

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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