President Inaugurates Mahamastak Abhisheka Mahotsav 2018(Download PDF)

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The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav 2018 of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola was inaugurated. The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

Map of Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola

Key facts About the Mahostav

  • Head-anointing ceremony of the 57-feet tall monolithic statue of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami.

  • The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav is celebrated once every 12 years for about a 1, 000 years.

  • Ceremony in 2018 is 88th in series that commenced in 981 A. D, and second Mahamastakabhisheka of 21st Century

  • The statue is anointed with flowers, turmeric, and sandalwood powder.

  • The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

Who is Sri Bahubali Swami?

  • Bahubali or ‘One With Strong Arms’ was the son of Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism.
  • Not only Jain pilgrims, but people from around the globe arrive to watch the grand ceremony.

Key Facts about Jainism

  • Jainism is an Indian religion that emphasizes complete non-violence and asceticism.

  • Followers of Jainism are called Jains

  • There are the 24 spiritual leaders called “ford-makers” or Tirthankaras.

  • The last of the Tirthankaras was Mahavira, a contemporary of the Buddha who is generally considered the founder of Jainism.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 3, 2018

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