It is common that when something shines brighter beside a tiny piece of treasure, it gets ignored or gets less attention. Tourists visiting Mysore usually fill their places to visit list with Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace, Mysore zoo, Lalith Mahal, Srirangapatna, Sand museum, and finally with KRS dam. This cannot be blamed as everyone wants to cover as much as possible within the tiny gap of 2 days called weekends. This in a way leaves some lesser-known places around Mysore less visited by the touristy crowd and allows native Mysoreans to spend some peaceful time for themselves. Gommatagiri is one such place.
Gommatagiri is a Jain pilgrimage center in Bilikere hobli of Hunsur Taluk in the Mysore district. A shrine dedicated to Gommateshwara present here on a hillock named ‘Shravana Gudda’. The temple above the hillock can be easily reached by climbing just 72 steps.
Bahubali statue inside the shrine resembles the one at Shravanabelagola. This statue is 20 ft in height and is believed to be 700 years old.
A small balcony at the backside of the temple offers a spectacular aerial view of the surroundings.
The annual “Maha Mastakabhisheka” held during September draws a large number of Jain devotes to this place.
Gommatagiri is a perfect place to spend peaceful quality time with loved ones on a lazy evening.
Route we took
Live the Experience!!
Have a look at our short video on the visit to this beautiful place.