Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), June 25, 2005: Dr.D.Veerendra Hegde, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala emphasised the significance and greatness of sacrifice and stressed its need at the present juncture of modern civilization. He was speaking on the occasion of Acharya Sri Vardhaman Sagarji’s entry into Shravanabelagola to participate in the Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations. He praised revered Vardhamansagarji for his religious fervour and walked a long distance of 2000 Kms in a short span of six months. He attributed this to the devotion of Acharyaji to Lord Bahubali. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)