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Shravana Belgola in Legend and History

Title:Shravana Belgola in Legend and History
Author:Srinivasan, L.K.
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 33 Issue no. 3, p. 37-42
Abstract:Inscriptions and legends clearly indicate that Shravana Belgola was an important Jaina pilgrimage centre from the third century BCE. The migration of the teacher Bhadrabahu and his disciple king Chandragupta Maurya to Shravana Belgola is mentioned in a 6th-7th century inscription on Chandragiri Hill, and in later Digambara Jaina literature. Inscriptions and literary accounts also speak of later migrations by Jaina ascetics to Shravana Belgola, the conception and execution of the colossal Gommata (Bahubali) sculpture by the Ganga minister Chamundaraya, the mahamastakabhisheka (head-annointing ceremony) of Gommata, and the patronage of the Hoysalas, Vijayanagara kings, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Gangas, and Wodeyars of Mysore.

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