Shravanabelagola, March 8, 2006: After the Mahamasthakabhisheka under the aegis of Shravanabelagola Digambar Jain Mutt and later by other mutts such as Kolhapur Mutt since February 8, it is now the turn of various Jain samajs from different parts of the State and the country to show their adulation and pay their homage to the giant 57 ft tall monolith Bhagawan Bahubali.

As many as 4,000 residents of Hassan, both Jains as well as non-Jains under the aegis of the MMC Hassan Jain Samaj will flag off this series of Mahamasthakabhisheka, expected to last until the end of May this year, on March 19, 2006.   According to Samaj President M Ajitkumar, 1008 Kalashas, comprising 250 Suvarna Kalashas and 658 Rajat Kalashas, would be used for the abhisheka. The panchamrutha kalashas would be allotted to those interested through ‘boli’ to be held at Hassan’s Veeravani Mandhira, Doddabasadi, on March 12 at 3 pm. The celebrations will be held under the guidance of HH Jagadguru Karmayogi Swasthishri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji of Shravanabelagola.

For more details contact: Purohit Ananthraj (9448022982), Bahubali Prasad (9448155995), M Ajitkumar (9844076276), Padma Prasad (9343422151), Prakash (9449124365) or Naveen Raj (9448068892).