Beltangady: “The Mahamastakabhisheka program of Venur Baahubali Murthy, which was established about 400 years ago, will be held in February 2024. The date of this 10-day state-level program will be fixed after the elections,” said Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Virendra Heggade said.
He was speaking at a pre-preparation consultation meeting for Mahamastakabhisheka held at Sri Siddhavana, Ujira on Wednesday..
“”Religion should be worn in the soul, implemented in behavior and advanced according to its principles. Religion development programs are being conducted to give strong faith and beliefs to the young society. In the modern world, the world is small and systems move quickly.” said that.
Maha Swamiji of Moodbidire Jain Math Dr. Charu Keerthi Bhattarak Panditacharyavarya spoke and said, “All arrangements will be made to conduct the Mahamajna as a social movement with a broad purpose and unity. This program will be carried out socially on the basis of peace through non-violence, happiness through sacrifice, and peace through friendship.”
Dr. Thimmannarasa of Aladangadi Palace. Dr. Padma Prasada Ajila spoke. The program will be held under the chairmanship of Virendra Heggade, and it will be a platform to present the philosophy of religion, non-violence and history of coexistence. A state-level committee will be formed and the outline of the programs will be prepared,” he said..
D. of Dharamsthala. Surendra Kumar was present. Sri Digambara Jain Tirthakshetra Committee Secretary V. Praveen Kumar Indra saluted. Lecturer
Mahaveer Jain Moodokodi narrated the program.
B. Somasekhara Shetty, Student Welfare Officer of SDM Educational Institutions assisted.
Night maha majjan program.
Amongst the monolithic idols of Karnataka, Venur Baahubali idol is 36 feet and is the fourth highest in height. It has a tradition of conducting Maha Mastaka Abhisheka every 12 years and it has been going on since 1956. The previous Mahamastakabhisheka was held in 2012. Due to the sun, this time Mahamastakabhisheka programs have been decided to be completed at night.