Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), July 10, 2005: 16th Vardhantiutsav of attaining Acharya status Sri Acharya Vardhamansagarji Maharaj’s was observed for four days by the esteemed Jain samaj with all devotion and dedication. It was held from July 8th. Acharyaji was broughtr in a procession to Hulla Sabha Mantap amidst the chanting of devotional songs showered by the Musician Sri Kubera Chougale. Sri Acarya Shanthisagarji Maharaj was remembered by paying homage to his portrait. Special poojas were conducted by observing the padapooja of Acharyaji. The five volumes of Dhavala work published hitherto by National Prakrit Studies and Research Centre was presented to the Acharya by Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)