Shravanabelagola (Śravaṇa Beḷagoḷa) is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 km from Bangalore. It is famous for its collection of Jain temples. The Gommateshvara Bahubali statue of this destination is a significant pilgrimage spot for Jains. Apart from this, the place is filled with monuments of yesteryear. Apart from being a Jain pilgrimage spot, this place is best for sightseeing, photography and exploration. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad.
Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style