MYSURU: Pilgrims made a beeline to Gommatagiri Hills to witness the 67th anointment of Gomateshwara here on Sunday.
Abhisheka was performed using sugarcane juice, tender coconut, sandal, milk, water, rice powder, turmeric and flowers at the auspicious time between 10.30 am and 12.15 pm under the supervision of Seer Devendrakeerti Bhattaraka Swami. Visitors witnessed as the statue changed colour from red, yellow, brown and white after every Abhisheka.
More than 3,000 Jains from across the state took part in the Masthakabhisheka. Sri Digambara Jain Samaja members Suresh Kumar Jain said, “With people not having sufficient cash in hand, there was a slight decline in the pilgrim rush. Usually the event is held during October, but this year it was performed in Karthika.” This apart, a slew of development works have been planned ahead of Maha Masthakabhisheka in Hassan in 2018.