Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), June 25, 2005: His holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt cited that the preperations for the ensuing Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations are in full sing by the state and central Governments which have vowed to make the celebration eventful. Thousands of people are toiling incesently to provide the basic needs for the incoming visitors and pilgrims. The historical celebration will be held in the sacred guidance of His Holiness Elacharya 108 Sri Vardhamanasagarji Maharaj and in the holy presence of His Holiness Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj who has embelished this religious performance. The Swamiji added that the visit and the penance by the seers and ascetics will act as the beackon light to establish peace and happiness and thus Karnataka found its glorius path. He was speaking at a function organised to celebrate the Mangal Pravesh (Sanctified entry) of Acharya Sri VArdhaman Sagarji Maharaj. Sri Abhay Chandra Jain the chief whip of Government of Karnataka inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp. Sri C.S.Puttegowda the Member of the Legislative Assemble from Shravanabelagola presided over the function. Sri N.K.Sethi the honorary president, Sri A.R.Nirmalkumar the working president delivered the key note address. Sri Shanthiraj Shastry and Neeraj Jain observed the Mangalacharan. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)