Mahamastakabhisheka to Baahubali

MahamastakabhishekaFrom tomorrow, over a million Jain pilgrims across the world will start congregating at a small town called Shravanabelagola, 50 km from Bengaluru, to witness an ancient, thousand-year-old ritual of faith & renewal, which takes place every 12 years.

The ritual, the Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava, or head-anointing ceremony of the 57-feet tall, 983 AD monolithic statue of Lord Gommateshwara or Lord Bahubali will be formally inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind tomorrow morning.

The Mahamastakabhisheka ceremony in 2018 is said to be 88th in series that commenced in 981 A.D, & 2nd Mahamastakabhisheka of 21st Century. The ceremony is expected to be graced by numerous Jain ascetics, including His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji.