Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekend Getaway 49: Bhagwan Sri 1008 Chandraprabha Tirtankar, Mandargiri

Date: 4th June 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi and Harsh

Timing: 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM. More about it in Mandaragiri hill.

Fee: None

Distance: 85 Kms one way

Direction: Bangalore - Nelamangala - Dabaspete - Mandaragiri

Parking: Available

Food: None

Photography: Allowed

Other attractions nearby: Mandaragiri hill and Unique Shantisagar Guru Mandir

The statue of Bhagwan Sri 1008 Chandraprabha Tirtankar is located in the same complex as that of Unique Shantisagar Guru Mandir. Few of the Jain statues that we have seen were all installed on top of the hill. The statue of Bhagwan Chadraprabha is installed at the base.

Few other Jain statues.
Bahubali Gommateshwara, Karkala
Ratnagiri Bahubali Vihar, Dharmasthala
Worlds largest monolithic stone statue, Shravanabelgola
Missed seeing Bhagwan Bahubali at Venur during our Karkala trip.

The same scene that was painted on top of the hill can be seen here. The cow feeding a cub and tigress feeding a calf.

Some Devi statue.

Hundi with a cap.

Close view of the statue.

Elephant at the side. There is a small Shree Jwalamalini temple below the statue.

Sthamba in front of the statue.

Mandaragiri hill, Shantisagar Guru mandir and this makes for a good half day trip near Bangalore. 

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