My last blog-post was of Ratha-Utsav in Katapady, Udupi District.
During that time, we also managed to visit Karkala, a small town ( one hours’ drive from Katapady) famous for Jain Cultural Heritage. Tourists flock to this place to see the Gomateshwara Statue (also called Bahubali) which is about 42ft in height and is carved out of a single stone by the famous sculptor Sri Shilpi Gopal Shenoy who also hailed from Karkala.
The statue is located on a
On reaching the top, we were awed not only by the gigantic size of the statue but also the fine work of art especially the facial expression.
The view from the top is quite breath-taking especially that of the
Karkala is also known for the famous
Near the Sanctum Sanctorum are the four pillars. The carvings on these pillars are amazing work of art and worth a visit. I took a picture but sadly my photography was not upto the mark!
At 6.00p.m. the doors of the Garbha Gudi opened. We witnessed the puja and took the blessings of the Lord and returned to Katapady.