Masthakabhisheka of Bahubali at Dharmasthala in Feb. 2019

Dharmasthala:  The 4th Mahamasthakabhisheka of Bhagwan Bahubali will be held in the temple town of Dharmasthala during February 2019.

Disclosing this at a press meet here on Monday, Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade said that a State-level Committee has been constituted to focus on the preparation for the event, the date of which will be decided shortly.

The majestic shrine of Lord Bahubali standing at a height of 39-feet was sculpted in 1973 by the famed sculptor Renjala Gopalkrishna Shenoy under   the aegis of Shri Ratnavarma Heggade.

The statue was then positioned atop the Ratnagiri Hill in February 1982 by Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, after Shri Ratnavarma Heggade left to the heavenly abode.