The historical evidence proves that the statue of Bahubali was erected in 1604 A.D.
Venur is a small town and lies at the distance of 20 kms from Moodbidri. It is situated on the bank of river Phalguni. It lies on the Belthangady – Moodbidri road in South Kanara District. Venur though a small town was once a great seat of Jainism. The place has a majestic background of Western Ghats and blessed by mother nature.
The Mahamasthakabhisheka which is aimed at achieving the welfare of the mankind and preserving the religious attitude of the human being was held gloriously during the year 2000. The second masthakabhisheka of this century will be held from 28th January 2012 to 5th February 2012 under the auspicious blessings of Acharya Sri Vidyananda Munimaharaj.
Because of Gommata Statue, Venur takes a place in the forefront in the map of Karnataka. The lofty smiling monolithic statue of Bhagavan Bahubali has been attracting the pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. Sublime limbs, long hands, full lips, beak-like nose, rounded cheeks, long and strong neck, curly hairs, long ears, benign smile.