Be One With Nature - Shravanbelagola, Chandragiri Hills !

Chandragiri Hills

Chandragiri Hills | Image Resource :commons.wikimedia.org

 

After the amazing visit at the Kedareshwara Temple, I decided on visiting the Chandragiri Hills in Shravanbelogola, near Bangalore. The Chandragiri Hills are situated 157 km away from Bangalore and tourist buses are easily available.

Hotels are not in close proximity to the place, which is a good thing because the beauty and the peacefulness of the place remain intact. I checked in at a luxurious hotel around 40 km from the hills and rested for the day. I began early next day at a salon and spa I located close by to the hotel. Recharged with the beauty treatment, I caught a cab for Chandragiri hills.

The first thing that wisped me away was the sheer peacefulness of the place. Being a part-time photographer, the place filled me with joy and excitement that cannot be put into mere words.

 

Shravanbelogola is a famous Jain pilgrim destination and the number of people that converge here every month is beyond imagination. The huge statue of Gommateeshvara Bahubali is the main attraction here. Its sheer immensity blew me away. It is said that Chandragupta died here after becoming a Jain Monk in 298 BC.

Statue of Gommateeshvara Bahubali

Statue of Gommateeshvara Bahubali | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org

 

I got to know one more fact about this place. The name Shravanabegola means “the white pond of the Shravana”. There is a pond in the middle of the city that is very interesting. More than 800 inscriptions have been found here, and most of them belong to the time between 600 A.D. to 1830 A.D.

 

Most of the temples are located close to each other and are all significantly different, making each a must visit. Decorated heavily with beautifully crafted idols and paintings, I found them peaceful and fulfilling.

If you are a Jain or even if you’re not, I would recommend Shravanbelogola wholeheartedly to everyone out there looking for peace of mind.

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Sasrikal to all, Hi folks this is Priti Singh a typical Punjabi by heart and Delhite by lifestyle. By Profession, I am a Corporate Trainer, I love being with people and helping them succeed. At my free time and weekends, I hang out with friends watch movies, do shopping – just crazy about it, have lavish dinners and the crazy street foods at times. I also enjoy traveling, my dream is to travel whole world, and capture the beauty in my Camera. Mood swings are most dominant part in my life – Sometimes you will find me a girl next door and another moment a girl outdoor! Here I share with you all my masti and experience of visits, photography, food, shopping, style and much more. Chalo phir sade Naal Sair te.

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