Shravanabelagola - (90km) One of the important Jain pilgrim centres, a 17 metre monolith sculpture of Lord Bahubali (Lord Gomateshwara), symbolic of renunciation of worldly possessions, is believed to be the world’s tallest monolithic statue. Thousands of devotees congregate here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka - a spectacular ceremony held once every 12 years. This colossus is ceremonially anointed with milk, curd, ghee, saffron and gold coins. The last Mahamastakabhisheka was held in December 2005. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will be held in 2017.