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In which of the following places of Karnataka one cannot find the Bahubali Statue?
  (A) Dharmasthala
  (B) Shravanabelagola
  (C) Karkala
  (D) Udupi

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Hint: Bahubali is the most known personality among the people of Jains. The meaning of his name 'Bahubali' is 'One who is having strong arms'. Gommateshwara and Kammateshwara are his other names by which people recall him.

Complete answer:
 Bahubali was the son of the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Rishabhanatha. He was born in the city of Ayodhya. He has attained Kevala Gyan by meditating hard for a whole year standing straight in a position without any movement. People built his statue in most cities of the country to honour and to worship Bahubali.

One of his statues is in Dharmasthala, which is in Karnataka. The statue is 39 feet in height and it weighs somewhere about 175 ton which is equal to 1,75,000 kilograms.
The other statue is in Shravanabelagola which is about 158 km from Bangalore. It was built by the ruler of the Ganga Dynasty around 981 A.D. The speciality about this statue is that it has been engraved from a single Graphite stone. Also, it falls in the category of one of the tallest free-standing statues in the world.

Another statue is situated in Karnal city. It is a 13 m long statue which was believed to be built in 1432 A.D. It is also the second-highest statue which is situated in the state of Karnataka.

Hence, the correct answer is option (D).

Note: The statue at Shravanabelagola is saturated with milk and water after every 12 years and the people of that place celebrate it as an occasion of ‘Mahamastakabhisheka'. This statue of Bahubali can be seen from 30 kilometres away. This statue was also voted to be included in the seven wonders of the world in 2007 but the majority of the votes were against it.