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Posted: 22.04.2014
Updated on: 23.04.2014

Abhisheka of all 24 Tirthankaras



Puja celebrated by Professor Hampa Nagarajaiah.

Mantras recited by His Holiness Karmayogi Swasthishri Charukeerthy Bhattaraka Mahaswamiji.

Abhisheka of 24 Tirthankaras was celebrated at Bhanadara Basadi Temple, Shravanabelagola at the auspicious date of 14.01.2014, in India known as Makar Sankranti, in honour of German online journalists Carla & Christian Geerdes.

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makararashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path and is welcomed as arrival of spring all over India. Abhisheka of all 24 Tirthankaras is practised maximum twice every year in Shravanabelagola. It is very costly because of the 3 kinds of precious stones presented to each of the 24 Tirthankaras. Further the 24 Tirthankaras are venerated with a selection of fresh fruits, which are distributed after the Puja. Bhanadara Basadi Temple was completed in CE 1157. Professor Hampa Nagarajaiah is a well-known scholar of Jainism; His Holiness Karmayogi Swasthishri Charukeerthy Bhattaraka Mahaswamiji is one of the actual 4 Bhattarakas in South-India.

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