Bengaluru (Karnataka), June 12, 2013: The pura pravesha (entering the city) programme of His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Swadi (Sonda) Jain mutt will be held on Friday June 14, 2013. A function to welcome His Holiness Swamiji for the first time to Bangalore after his pattabhisheka in February 2013 has been organised by Karnataka Jain Association (KJA) & sakala Jain samaj, Bangalore. His Holiness will be given a Poorna Kumbha swagatha (welcoming along with the kalashas) & will arrive at Karnataka Jain Association in a procession starting from Minto eye hospital circle. Later pada pooja will be performed to His Holiness Swamiji followed by navakalasha abhisheka to the idol of Lord Mahavira with choubis.
Womens Hostle Inauguration – Later in the noon His Holiness will inaugurate the Womens hostle started by the KJA.
Religious Gathering – A religious gathering hs been organised later in the day at KJA from 3.00 pm onwards under the holy presence of Sri Bhattakalanka Swamiji. The newly elected MLA’s to the Karnataka legislative assembly will be felicitated on this occasion.
Visit to Other Digambar Jain Temples – His Holiness Swamiji is expected to visit the other Digambar Jain temples in Bangalore on June 14, 2013.
- 8.30 am – Welcoming of Swamiji with Poorna Kumbha at Minto Eye Hospital circle. Procession from Minto Eye Hospital circle to KJA. Padapooja of Swamiji & navakalasha abhisheka to Lord Mahavira idol.
- 12.30 pm – Inauguration of Women’s hostle by His Holiness Swamiji at No. 296, 3rd Cross, 4th Main, 2nd Block, 3rd Stage, 3rd Phase, Banashankari, Bangalore – 85.
- 3.00 pm – Religious Gathering
- Venue: Dr.D.Veerendra Heggade Sabha Bhavana, KJA.
- Holy Presence: His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji, Swadi Jain Mutt
- Welcome Note by: Sri Gundappa A Kamate, Vice President, KJA
- Inauguration by: Sri Dharmasthala Surendra Kumar, National President, Bharatiya Jain Milan
- Presided by: Sri S.Jitendra Kumar, President, KJA
- Guruvandanae by: Prof. Jeevandhara Kumar Hotapeti, Director, NIPSAR, Shravanabelagola
- Felicitation to: Sri K.Abhayachandra Jain, Minister, Govt. of Karnataka; Sri D.Sudhakar, MLA; Sri Sanjay Patil, MLA
- Padapooja, Arghya and Arathi to His Holiness Swamiji
- Mangala Ashirvachana by His Holiness Swamiji
- Mantraakshate to devotees
- Vote of Thanks by: Sri T.G.Doddamani, Secretary, KJA
Please Note: Evening snacks have been arranged after the function at 5:30 pm.
– Jain Heritage Centres News Service