Formal inauguration by Dr. Veerendra Heggade on April 30
Chamarajanagar: A 9-day ‘Atishaya Mahotsava’ will be held at Kanakagiri, a Jain pilgrimage centre on the outskirts of Maleyur village in the taluk from April 27 to May 5.
Announcing this at a press meet here on Monday, Asha Prabhu and Arun Pandit, members of the ‘Atishaya Mahotsava’ Committee, said that Silver Jubilee celebrations of Swastisri Bhuvanakeerti Bhattaraka Swamiji’s coronation will be held on April 29 and Mastabhisheka of Sri Bahubaliswamy on May 1 which are the main events of the Mahotsava.
“Ever since the coronation of Sri Bhuvanakeerti Bhattaraka Swamiji, the pilgrimage centre has seen big development exceeding expectations and thereby becoming one of the fastest developing Jain religious centres. Because of this, a ‘Guruvandana’ event has been organised to celebrate the Silver Jubilee year of his coronation on April 29 at 10.30 am,” they said
Amoghakeerti Munimaharaj, Amarakeerti Munimaharaj, Swastisri Charukeerti Bhattaraka Swamiji of Srikshetra Shravanabelagola, along with Lingayat-Veerashaiva Mutt Seers — Harave Sarpabhushana Swamiji, Somahalli Siddamalla Swamiji, Devanur Mahanta Swamiji, Immadi Murugharajendra Swamiji, Chamarajanagar Channabasavaraja Swamiji — will grace the occasion.
Bharatiya Jain Milan President D. Surendra Kumar and Jain community leaders will participate in the function.
The main event of ‘Atishaya Mahtsava,’ Mahamastakabhisheka to Bhagavan Sri Bahubaliswamy will start from May 1 and will go on till May 5.
Vaishali Prabhu, Shailendrakumar, Vinodkumar and Siddarth Jain of Publicity Committee were present during the press meet.
Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Padma Vibhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade will formally inaugurate the Mahotsava on April 30. On the occasion, BJP National Secretary B.L. Santosh will inaugurate Gurubhavan Tourism Minister Anand Singh will inaugurate Dhyana Mandira.
Chamarajanagar Minister V. Somanna, MP Sreenivasa Prasad, MLAs Puttarangashetty, C.S. Niranjan Kumar and S.A. Ramdas, former MP C.H. Vijayashankar and Maleyur Gram Panchyat President Puttaswamy will participate.