@Shravanabelagola

After almost 5 years in Bangalore, did I manage to make a visit to Shravanabelagola on the way back from Chikmagalur.

This place figures in prominently in the religious circuit of Jains. Its known for a austere but mighty statue of one of the Jain gurus located on a hill-top which can be viewed from Kilometers away and is supposed to be awe-inspiring. Here's a click of the same.....
But makes me wonder in today's times of Internet, skyscrapers haven't the words 'Huge' taken a different meaning? I mean, yes I was awed that somebody caved this out centuries ago but in today's time is the size of the statue in itself(app 57 ft) awe-inspiring?? Maybe not.

N ho! jus so you know, the approach to it is thru well-laid steps, but be prepared for the seemingly endless stretch of steps to reach the summit :)

Linking this to ABC Wednesday(M is for Monument)

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting place!

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    1. It is! Jus tht it dint live upto my expectations :)

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  2. ABC Wednesday - takes us across the globe from the comfort of our armchair.
    Thanks so much
    Denise ABC Team

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    1. It is esp considering its built centuries ago!

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  4. MONUMENTAL locale
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. MOUNUMENTAL MONUMENT is more like it!

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  5. India is full of interesting monuments.

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  6. He's big like my Lumberjack last week....but this one has a lot more meaning, I'm sure and history.

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  7. 57 feet is pretty huge!! And how many steps would this place have??

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  8. I dunno, I think he's kind of neat!

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  9. The statue plus the other sculptures are good too. I luv the place :)

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    1. It indeed is beautiful, but I was expecting more aaw factor

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  10. 57feet..oh my thats quite high! Must have been quite a walk up the steps!

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