Manglore, Jun 23, 2014: The Sri Jain Dharma Jeernodhara Sangha is in alacrity of starting preparations for the Maha Mastakabhisheka of Bhagwan Bahubali at Karkala.
Traditionally, the process of performing Maha Mastakabhisheka of Bhagwan Bahubali is held once every 12 years and the last such rituals were held at Karkala in 2002. A general election year has come in the way of holding the rituals this year and will now be held in the last week of January 2015.
Installed under the divine guidance of Sri Lalitakeerthi muni in 1432, the idol of Bhagwan Bahubali at 42.5 feet tall is the second largest monolith of the Lord after the one in Shravanabelagola in Hassan. Located on top of hillock in Karkala,