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Gommateshwara Bhagawan Sri Bahubali Swamy Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava - 2006



Shravanabelagola, April 16: When everybody expected him to go up the Vindhyagiri by 'doli', Karnataka Lok Ayukta Justice N Venkatachalaiah surprised everybody on Sunday when he climbed up the 620 steps to the sanctum of Bhagawan Bahubali with his family and Karnataka High Court Justice A C Kabin in tow.
Later, a visibly moved Justice Venkatachalaiah participated in the Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations of Bhagawan Bahubali and confessed that he forgot the world and was overcome by devotion when he performed the Abhisheka.
Speaking to media persons immediately after he performed the Abhisheka of the 57 ft giant monolith, Justice Venkatachalaiah described Bhagawan Bahubali as a great boon to humanity. "People who arrive here derive peace and later spread this message of peace to rest of the world. This is the message that is needed in the country today and we all should be grateful to Jagadguru Karmayogi Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji for continuing the great tradition in such a befitting manner", he said.
Continuing, Justice Venkatachalaiah said people of all faiths come and worship here. "I have derived immense peace today by performing the Abhisheka and I am personally grateful to the Swamiji for giving me  the opportunity," he added. He descended the Hills only after witnessing the three hour long Abhisheka in full.
Asked to comment on the visit of so many eminent personalities including jurists to the Mahamastakabhisheka, Jagadguru Karmayogi Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji quipped that while Bhagawan Bahubali purveys the world from Shravanabelagola, the world comes to him. "It is what he embodies that makes him what he is and what brings devotees to his presence. The then Mysore Maharaja commented in 1953 that Bahubali stands in south facing north and brings devotees from different parts of the country to Karnataka, the land of Bahubali," he added.


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