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Grand Mahamastakabhisheka ceremonies start today

Mangaluru: The level is all set for the fourth Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony of the Dharmasthala Bahubali at Ratnagiri under the management of D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari, from Saturday.
The ceremony used to be awaited since 12 years, with the closing one in 2007, and is anticipated to outdo the entire previous ones in measures of grandeur and significance.

Though Mahamastakabhisheka ceremonies get started on Saturday and will probably be inaugurated via leader minister H D Kumaraswamy, the first anointment will take place best on February 16. There can be 1,008 kalashas that can be introduced via devotees for every day. Also, there are Shraddha Kalasha, Divya Kalasha and Janamangala Kalasha costing Rs 25,000, Rs five,555, and Rs 1,001 respectively; which may also be introduced on all 3 days from February 16-18.

The Panchamrutha anointment shall take place on February 17 and 18, consisting of milk, turmeric, sandalwood, crimson sandalwood, saffron and Shantidhaara, which may also be purchased at a sum of Rs1 lakh each and every. A complete 15 people will probably be allowed for each and every roughly anointment. The closing two days also have kalashas with the fluids of delicate coconut, sugarcane extract, flour, flowers and chatush-kona kalasha; which may also be purchased at a worth of Rs 50,000. These kalashas are that can be purchased best on the closing two days, as the first day anointment complaints can be carried out via the Heggade family.

On Saturday, minister for irrigation, Kannada and tradition, D K Shivakumar, will inaugurate the 15-minute laser display ‘Bahubali Ithihasa’ that would be the major appeal and will probably be staged each day. The ceremonies from Saturday onwards will probably be presided via Vardhaman Sagarji muni and Pushtadantha Sagarji muni, Jain clergymen, presently undergoing their chaturmasa rituals at Shravanabelagola. Bhattarakas’ of all Jain mutts in Karnataka in addition to Jain clergymen from North India will probably be present.

While the first Mahamastakabhisheka in this second-tallest monolith of Lord Bahubali in the state at 39 toes used to be held in 1982 when it used to be installed, the subsequent Mahamastakhabisheka used to be held in 1994 and 2007.

Master architect Renjal Gopal Shenoy took up the paintings of sculpting the monolith for the Sri Kshetra as in keeping with a want expressed via overdue D Rathnavarma Heggade and his spouse Rathnamma, the fogeys of Veerendra Heggade. It used to be Veerendra Heggade and his spouse Hemavathi who consecrated the idol at Ratnagiri in 1982 and likewise initiated the first Mahamastakhabisheka rituals.

A cultural procession depicting ‘Bharatheshwara Digvijaya’ in its true splendour will probably be taken from the washing ghat to the principle temple dwara on Wednesday, which would be the other appeal of the event. The procession will see people wearing costumes of various areas and others dressed up as ‘soldiers’ to depict the grand access of a ‘Chakravarthi’ coming back to his capital from a conquest.

The anointment event may even see day-to-day feeding pass on as same old at the dining halls of Sri Manjunatha Temple. Separate feeding arrangements are being installed place for devotees coming for Mahamastakhabisheka.


Details of Kalashas – Feb 16th, 17th, 18th

Class Amount (in Rs.) No. of individuals admitted

Shraddha Kalasha: Rs 25,000

Divya Kalasha: Rs five,555

Janamangala Kalasha: Rs 1,001

Details of Drvyabhishekas on February 17th and 18th

# Dravyas Amount (in Rs.) No. of individuals admitted

1 Ksheera: Rs 1,00,000

2 Haritha: Rs 1,00,000

3 Shri Gandha: Rs 1,00,000

4 Ashta Chandana: Rs 1,00,000

five Chandana: Rs 1,00,000

6 Kesara: Rs 1,00,000

7 Tender Coconut: 50,000

8 Kashaya: Rs 50,000

nine Sugarcane Juice: Rs 50,000

10 Shwetha Kalka Choorna: Rs 50,000

11 Rajatha Pushpa Vrusti: Rs 50,000

12 Chathushkona Kalasha (4): Rs 50,000

13 Shanthidhara: Rs 1,00,000

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