Floohoo Travels offer the best Shravanabelagola Tour Packages and Shravanabelagola Holiday Tours. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. This small town near Hasan is one of the most important Jain pilgrim centres. A gigantic monolithic statue of the Jain spiritual teacher Bhagavan Gomateshwara Bahubali is located on a hillock outside the town and it is considered to be the largest monolithic stone statue in the world. Once every twelve years, devotees throng here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony covering the statue is covered with milk, curds, ghee, saffron and gold coins.
experts consider the Hasanamba Temple in Hassan to be the epitome of temple architecture in Karnataka. Constructed sometime around the 12th century, an anthill inside the temple represents its presiding deity. The temple is open for only one week every year and devotees throng the premises as a viewing of the deity during the festival is considered a special honour.
The deity is left with an oil fed lamp that continues to burn for the entire duration when the temple doors are shut – during the entire year. Flowers, water, and a couple of bags are also left behind as offerings until the doors are open the following year. It is believed that the lamp’s oil and flame does not diminish for the entire year, and the propitiation offered to the deity when the temple’s doors close is still warm and unspoiled when the doors are opened again.