Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), June 12, 2005: Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of Shravanabelagola explained the great achievements of Lord Bahubali. He hailed the greatness of Lord Bahubali who relinquished the kingdom at the time of its possession. He called for following the principles of Lord Bahubali such as non violence, sacrifice and meditation. He reckoned that 2006 will be observed as Gommata Varsha (Year) by the Government of Karnataka on the eve of celebration of 1st Mahamasthakabhisheka of the century. He also explained that literature, culture and art treasure will be made known to the people on the occasion. He was speaking to the members of the Bangalore press club at Shravanabelagola. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)