48 DAYS MANDALA POOJA FROM 1ST
TO BE CONCLUDED ON 18TH JULY
Shravanabelagola, June 1:
Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations of Lord Bahubali that was scheduled to be
concluded on May 28th, 2006 has been extended till mid July and would
be concluded on 18th July, 2006. This is due to the huge rush experienced at Shravanabelagola during the
week end Anointing ceremonies and the demand from the general public to witness
the mega event. The abhishekas to Lord Bahubali would be held on 4th, 11th, 18 &
25th June, 2006 and on 2nd, 9th and 16th July, 2006.
48 days Mandala Pooja: The
Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsavas Mandala Pooja programmes will be conducted for
48 days beginning from 1st June 2006 and concluding on 18th July 2006. The
Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahamangala pooja would be performed on 18th July, 2006. As
a part of the Nitya pooja rituals Jalabhisheka and panchamrita abhisheka would
be performed to Bhagawan Bahubali on all the days till 18th July, 2006. The
dismanteling of the scafolding to the Lord would begin on 19th July 2006. A
series of Aradhanas have be organised at Shravanabelagola for 48 days from 1st
June, 2006 onwards.
It could be recalled here that the official abhisheka of the
Lord was organised from 8th February 2006 to 19th February 2006 by the Jain Mutt
in cooperation with the Governments of India and Karnataka. Latter on the Jain
Mutt had arranged a series of abhishekas to Lord Bahubali during the week ends
on sundays in order to facilitate the ones who could not perform and witness the
early part of the event due to huge crowd.