The state of Karnataka is home to all the major religions of the world however Jainism became more popular in the state. Today the state of Karnataka is home to number of Jain monuments,temples and tallest statue such as Gomateshwara Statues Shravanabelagola, Bahubali Statue Dharmasthala, Bahubali Statue Venur, Bahubali Statue Gommatagiri and Bahubali Statue Karkala. Other most popular and tallest statues in Karnataka also includes Kempfort Shiva statue Bangalore,Golden Temple Buddha Statue,,statue of Lord Shani Udupi, Hoysaleshwara and Shantaleshwara Temples Nandi statue and Bull Temple Nandi statue Bangalore.
Murudeshwar Town is famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue, built on the Kanduka Hill and surrounded by the waters from three sides. The 123-feet Shiva idol of Murudeshwar is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in sitting posture.
Lord Shiva statue of Shivagiri in Bijapur is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the country. The 85 feet tall Shiva Statue was installed by Banakatti Charitable Trust and considered as fourth tallest statue of Lord Shiva in world.
Gomateshwara Statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the largest monolithic statues in the world,situated on the top of Shravanabelagola hill. The statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Shravanabelagola is one of the five massive monolithic statue of Gomateshwara Bahubali in Karnataka.
Karkala town of Udupi District is well known for its massive 42 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara Bahubali. The towering monolith statue of Bahubali in Karkala is the second tallest statue of Gomateshwara in the state.
The statue of Basaveshwara has been erected in the middle of the 103-acre tank in Gadag district of Karnataka. A 111-foot statue of Basaveshwara at the Bhishma Lake is the tallest staue of Basavanna in India.
Basavakalyan town in Bidar District is home to one of the world’s tallest statue of Basavanna measuring 108 feet. The statue was built in October 2012 and is the tallest statue of Basavanna in a sitting posture in India.
The Navagraha Tirtha has the 61-foot monolithic statue of Bhagavan Parshwanath installed along with the statues of eight other Tirthankaras. Navagraha Tirtha in Varur near Hubli is one of the most famous Digambar Jain Temple in India, located on National Highway 4.
Jain temple or basadi in the Halebidu complex has one of the largest statue of Lord Parshvanatha measuring 18 feet, situated in the Parshvanatha basadi. The temple complex of Halebidu comprises Hindu temples as well as two Jain basadi and an archeological museum in the complex.
The 102 feet Gigantic statue of Lord hanuman is located in a panchayat village of Agara in Karnataka. This beautiful huge Hanuman statue is the tallest statue of any god of any kind in Bengaluru.
The second tallest Hanuman statue being installed in the premises of Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram in Mysore. 41-ft statue stands on the roof of Karyasiddhi Hanuman Sannidhi.
Giant statue of Nandi bull is located at the top of Chamundi hills in Mysore and considered as one of the oldest icon of the city. Famous Chamundeshwari Temple is located atop of the Chamundi Hills and one of the hill top temples of Durga devi in India.
Kotilingeshwara has one the huge Nandi statue which is 35 feet tall lies in front of the Shivling,situated in Kammasandra Village in Kolar district. Kotilingeshwara Temple or Koti Lingeshwara Temple has the distinction of having one of the largest Shivalinga measuring 108 ft in the world.