Curtains down on Mahamastakabhisheka; next mega event in 2030

The second Mahamastakabhisheka of the century and 88th in the series for Bhagwan Bahubali concluded on Sunday. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will be held at the Jain pilgrimage centre in the year 2030.

President of India Ramnath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and a number of dignitaries and devotees from across the country visited Shravanabelagola and offered prayers. Jain munis and matajis from across the country who were a part of the mega event will be leaving Vindhyagiri to their respective places. Vindhyagiri, Chandragiri and Gommatanagar, which were abuzz with activity for the past one month with lakhs attending the ceremony, will return to their calm self.

The statue was anointed with holy water, milk, sandal paste, red sandal paste, saffron, turmeric, kashaya and other items.

The last day of the mahamajjana had the same enthusiasm and devotion to it, amid singing and dancing to the tune Kesariya kesariya Bahubali Swami Jagakella Swami… Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had darshan of Bahubali sitting in a helicopter on the last day.

Abhishekas up to June

Jain seer Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami said the special abhisheka will be held every Sunday up to June, to enable more devotees to visit Shravanabelagola. If necessary, it will be extended up to August.

“I will visit the satellite towns on Monday and offer gratitude to the people for making the event a success,” he said. The Jain Mutt has decided to utilise the funds collected by selling kalashas for the welfare of the people.

The second Mahamastakabhisheka of the century and 88th in the series for Bhagwan Bahubali concluded on Sunday. The next Mahamastakabhisheka will be held at the Jain pilgrimage centre in the year 2030.

President of India Ramnath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and a number of dignitaries and devotees from across the country visited Shravanabelagola and offered prayers. Jain munis and matajis from across the country who were a part of the mega event will be leaving Vindhyagiri to their respective places. Vindhyagiri, Chandragiri and Gommatanagar, which were abuzz with activity for the past one month with lakhs attending the ceremony, will return to their calm self.

The statue was anointed with holy water, milk, sandal paste, red sandal paste, saffron, turmeric, kashaya and other items.

The last day of the mahamajjana had the same enthusiasm and devotion to it, amid singing and dancing to the tune ‘Kesariya kesariya Bahubali Swami Jagakella Swami…’ Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had darshan of Bahubali sitting in a helicopter on the last day.

Abhishekas up to June

Jain seer Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swami said the special abhisheka will be held every Sunday up to June, to enable more devotees to visit Shravanabelagola. If necessary, it will be extended up to August.

“I will visit the satellite towns on Monday and offer gratitude to the people for making the event a success,” he said. The Jain Mutt has decided to utilise the funds collected by selling kalashas for the welfare of the people.

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