Gerusoppe, (Uttar Kannada District, Karnataka), 9th February 2020: The annual Pooja Mahotsava of Parshwanath Swamy Basadi & Goddess Jwalamalini Yakshi at Gerusoppe/Gerusoppa was held under the guidance of His Holiness SwastiSri Dr. Charukeerthi Bhattarkha Swamiji of Moodabidri Jain Math. The idol of Lord Parshwanath was anointed with 108 Kalashas followed by Pamchamrutha Abhisheka. The idols of Kshetrapala Brahma Yaksha and Goddess Jwalamalini Yakshi were consecrated with 24 Kalashas and followed by Pamchamrutha Abhisheka. Shodashopachara pooja was also performed to Goddess Jwalamalini Yakshi.
His Holiness Swamiji inaugurated the Maha Dwara – main gate that has been constructed adjacent to national highway NH206 through the donation from Smt Nirmala Balasaheb Sangrolli of Chikkodi from Belagavi district. This was followed by the religious gathering.
The pooja was organised by Sri Rani Chennabhyradevi Digambar Jain Trust (R). Sri M Lokaraj Jain, president of the trust; Sri Nagaraj Jain, the trust’s secretary; members of the trust Sri Srikant; Sri Manjaiah and Padmaraj of Heggaragadde and others were present.
Devotees from all over Karnataka and Maharashtra had arrived to witness the pooja mahotsava.
– Jain Heritage Centres News Service, Photos by: Nitin H P, Bengaluru (HPN@JHC)
Magha Mangala Snana
Ashtavadhana Seva to Goddess Jwalamalini