Bahubali, Dharmasthala


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About Bahubali

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Situated at a kilometre from the bus stand on the west and a kilometre from the Manjunatha temple from east is the shrine of Bahubali on the top of the Ratnagiri Hill. This shrine, around 39-foot high, was sculpted in 1973 by Renjala Gopalkrishna Shenoi and positioned inside the temple in February 1982 by Veerendra Heggade.

Bahubali is respected as a figure of sacrifice and selflessness, by Jains. Bahubali and his elder brother Bharatha, were both prince, who contested against each other in a war to gain supremacy.

When Bahubali won the battle, he spared his brother’s life but realised the pointlessness of a killing and war in order to gain power. He gave up his kingdom to Bharatha and joined the Digambara Jain sect. From then on Bahubali followed the way to atonement by standing unclothed until he achieved enlightenment. Even the shrine of Bahubali is depicted in this posture.

By  climbing steps of the hill for about 20 minutes or by road, this shrine can be reached. The best time for the tourists to visit this temple is in the morning to get away from humidity and sunny weather. On top of the hill, there are shelters and drinking water facilities being arranged for travellers.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Adarsha Bhosale
  • Adarsha Bhosale
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 photos
  • 11 Reviews

"Best Place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2013
The murthy constructed of Bahubali is very nice and surrounding location is awesome. Nature looks very beautiful.
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Markandeya nagaraja  balasubramanian
  • Markandeya nagaraja balasubramanian
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"Bahubali Visit"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2013
The Bahubali Statue with height over 55 feet was good to see, may be the statue needs a coat of paint to appear better. A silver mini statue of Bahubali could be seen.
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Ashok M
  • Ashok M
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Bahubali statue"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Sep 11, 2013
One stone statue after Shravana Belogola & Venur, the place is very nice, can climb the stairs & also we can drive our own vehicles, lot of space to sit, there is also small photos & notes, how the statue done & bought to Dharmasthala
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Badri Patra
  • Badri Patra
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 11 photos
  • 7 Reviews

"Excellent Statue"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2013
One should see this statue .You will be surprised by seeing Bahubali. It is really awesome creation.
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