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Second Mahamastakabhisheka of the century come to an end on Sunday

Karkala: The second Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagwan Bahubali was concluded on Sunday May 10.

Various religious rituals were held in the presence of Munishri Nijananda Muni Maharaj, Rajguru of Jain mutt Lalitha Keerthi Bhattaraka Pattacharya swamiji, Kshullaka Nirvahana Sagara, Kshullaka Sudharma Gupta Sagara.

An Agrodaka procession was taken from the Karkala Jain mutt at 5pm to Gomata hill. The Kalashabhisheka started at around 5.45 pm which was concluded with a Poornakumbha and Arati.

Thousands of devotees were gathered in the place to witness the Mahamastakabhisheka.

The items used for Mastakabhisheka are:

Tender coconut-350

Ikshuras-300 ltr

Milk-600 ltr



Kashaya-500 ltr


Red Sandal-60kg

Ashta Gandha-60kg

Flowers-5 buckets

Flower garland-60 feet




  • Published in Karkala

Neminatha’s pooja rituals prior to Mahamastabhishekha commenced

Karkala: with 56 ft. tall manasthambha , acknowledged throughout the nation the Neminatha Basadi of Hiriyangadi has a prestigious history. Prior to mahamastabhishekha ceremony of Bhagavan Bahubali, there is a custom that Neminatha must and should be worshiped. And later he is taken to the hill top in a procession. This is afor’e custom that is still followed.

Built in 14th century, in the reign of 1st Bhairav and manasthambha was built by his grandson in 15th century. Is very beautifully carved and elegant also grabs the attention of pilgrims.

Rajguru Dhyanayogi Swasti Shri’s Pattabhishek commences in this basadi. Mahamastakabhishekha takes place in the guidance of purohit Naga Indra who is from the same basadi. Gurupeetha and basadi holds a very holy relationship since centuries and still holds same.

  • Published in Karkala

Amit Shah to visit Mangaluru on January 27

Bharatiya Janata Party  national president Amit Shah will visit the city on January 27 and address a public gathering, said BJP district unit president Pratapsimha Nayak.

Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Mr. Nayak said Mr. Shah will be reviewing the progress in the enrolment of members to the party in the district. After addressing a public meeting, he will proceed to Karkala and participate in the Mahamastakabhisheka of Sri Bahubali.

To mark the visit of Mr. Shah, Mr. Nayak said the party had decided to intensify the membership drive and enrol as many as 4 lakh members in the district. He said 5,046 party men had been identified to enrol a minimum of 100 members each.

These activists had been asked to enrol at least two members in each of the 1,767 polling booths in the district. An orientation for the membership drive was being held at Bantwal, Sullia, Mangaluru South, Moodbidri, Belthangady and Puttur assembly constituencies.

Defending Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa’s action to pull up Ministers in the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Nayak said he was well within his rights to do so.

There had not been any violation of rules as alleged by senior Congress leader B. Janardhana Poojary. Mr. Thimmappa had only voiced concerns of people.

  • Published in Mangaluru
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