Iconography of Gomteswara Statue
Gomteswara Statue is depicted in the posture of meditation (kayotsarga). The statue has curly hair and large ears with open eyes. The face of the statue is moulded with perfect features with a light touch of smile to exhibit the calm inner peace. The shoulders are broad with arms stretching down straight; the figure has no support from the thigh upwards. The statue stands on an open lotus, which signifies the totality, which was attained in constructing the statue. On the both sides of Gommateshwara Statue, there stand two tall and majestic chauri bearers in the service of the lord. One of them is a yaksh and the other one is a yakshini.
Visiting Information to Gomteswara Statue
Shravanabelagola Railway Station and Bengaluru International Airport are the nearest to visit the statue. National Highway 16 connects Shravanbelagola to other cities of India.
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