Dharmasthala (Karnataka), 6th February 2019: Vajra Panjara aradhane in connection with Mahamastakabhisheka or Lord Bahubali was held at Sri Chandranath Swami basadi at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala on Tuesday. Acharya Sri Vardhaman Sagarji, Acharya Sri Pushpadantha Sagarji, their disciples, mathajis, D Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari, Hemavathi Heggade, his wife, Anitha Surendra Kumar, Supriya Harshendra Kumar, Shraddha Amith and others were present.
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa will inaugurate the janamangala programmes that the kshetra is launching in connection with the anointment rituals on Sunday. Home minister M B Patil, MLAs K S Eshwarappa, Harish Poonja, zilla panchayat member Koragappa Naik and taluk panchayat member Dhanalakshmi Janardhan will offer felicitations. D Veerendra Heggade will preside over the programme, the Mahamastakabhisheka organising committee, stated Earlier on February 10, Acharya Sri Pushpadanta Sagar will confer ‘kshullaka deeksha’ on Poran Bhaiyaji and Sri Prabhu Bhaiyaji. A kshullak (or kshullaka, literally small or junior) is a junior Digambar Jain monk, who wears two garments as opposed to a full monk who wears no clothes. Specifically, a Kshullaka is a shravaka of the highest degree at 11th Pratima and is
sometimes referred to by the earlier title Varni, even though Varni corresponds to seventh Pratima. – News & Photo Courtesy: Times News Network