Bahubali, a much-revered figure among Jains, was the son of Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara of Jainism, and the younger brother of Bharata Chakravartin. He is said to have meditated motionless for one year in a standing posture and that during this time, climbing plants grew around his legs. After his year of meditation, Bahubali is said to have attained omniscience. According to Jain texts, Bahubali's soul was liberated from the cycle of births and deaths at Mount Kailash. He is revered as a liberated soul by the Jains. Bahubali is also called Gommateshwara because of the Gommateshwara statue dedicated to him. The statue was built by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chavundaraya; it is a 57-foot monolith situated on a hill in Shravanabelagola in the Hassan district, Karnataka state, India. It was built in around 981 A.D. and is one of the largest free-standing statues in the world.
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