Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), July 13, 2005: Achrya 108 Sri Varadattasagarji Maharaj has opined that “an individual gets an opportunity to see the Mahamasthakabhisheka by virtue of his punya”. He was speaking on the occasion of his entry to Shravanabelagola. Acharya Sri who had observed his chaturmas at Kothali the previous year has accepted the invitation of the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava Committee and has arrived to Shravanabelagola to observed his chaturmas here. Recalling his presence during the 1981 mahamasthakabhisheka as Kshullak and 1993 mahamasthakabhisheka as Muni he called upon the people to propagate and follow the life style and teachings of Lord Bahubali.
Speaking on the occasion Acharya Sri Vardhaman Sagarji Maharaj opined that one should follow the Jain dharmic way of life for self purification. Acharya Sri Gunanandiji Maharaj also spoke on the occasion. Sri Charukeeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji called upon the Jain samaj of Karnataka to actively involve in the religious activities and prepare themselves to welcome the Muni Sanghas at their places that would arrive to Shravanabelagola on the occasion of the Mahamasthakabhisheka. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)