Located in the Hassan district of the state Karnataka, Shravanabelagola is famous worldwide for its splendid Jain Temples. The statue of the Saint Gommateshvara Bahubali in the city is one of the most significant pilgrimage places for Jains and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. There are many antique monuments in and around Shravanabelagola and are of a typical brilliance and expertise executed by the Gangas and Hoysalas.
The two renowned monuments situated in the city are Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. Shravanabelagola travel guide is full of references to the spiritual gateways. The city has also been named as the "White Pond of the Shravana" as Belagola in Kannad signifies "white pond". It is said that the two persons, named Acharya Bhadrabahu and his disciple Chandragupta Maurya have meditated here. An attraction, Chandragupta Basadi, devoted to Chandragupta Maurya was made by Ashoka in the third century BC adds an extra feather in the cap of Shravanabelagola.