Shravanabelagola, January 28, 2006: If the huge turnout at the Mathruvandana programme at the Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava on Saturday was any indication, the momentum for the celebrations for which preparations began nearly six months has commenced. The huge Panchakalyana Mantap, where the programme was held was full to the seams unlike the moderate turnout witnessed during Friday for the Sarva Dharma Sammelan. What was more important was that nearly the entire gathering comprised women, with representatives from the nearly 100 Mahila Sanghas all over the State participating in large numbers. The food counters in all parts of the Mahotsav venue was overflowing during the afternoon session. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)