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2018 Mahamasthakabhisheka Festival in Bengaluru; See Pictures

India | Associated Press | February 20, 2018, 12:15 pm
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 Devotees pour milk on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Devotees pour milk on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees dance as they watche the anointing ceremony of the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. The Mahamasthakabhishek takes place once in twelve years. (Image: PTI)

Devotees dance as they watche the anointing ceremony of the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. The Mahamasthakabhishek takes place once in twelve years. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer flower petals on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer flower petals on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees pours turmeric paste on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Devotees pours turmeric paste on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer flower petals on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer flower petals on the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district, some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees offer prayers to the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

Devotees offer prayers to the 58 feet monolithic statue of Gomateshwara or Lord Bahubali on the second day of the 88th Mahamasthakabhishek in Shravanabelagola in Hassan district some 150 km from Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 Devotees pour turmeric on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees pour turmeric on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Vermilion runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Vermilion runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees react during the anointment ceremony of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees react during the anointment ceremony of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees pour milk on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 Kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees pour milk on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 Kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Sandalwood paste runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Sandalwood paste runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 A devotee prays at the feet of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

A devotee prays at the feet of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees sprinkle powder of medicinal herb on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees sprinkle powder of medicinal herb on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees reach to collect flower petals showered on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees reach to collect flower petals showered on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees pour water extract of a herb on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 Kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees pour water extract of a herb on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 Kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 A priest offers prayers using a ceremonial lamp at the feet of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

A priest offers prayers using a ceremonial lamp at the feet of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees dance as turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees dance as turmeric runs down the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Devotees pour saffron extract on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Devotees pour saffron extract on the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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 Jain nuns watch anointment ceremony of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

Jain nuns watch anointment ceremony of the 58.8-foot monolithic statue of Jain god Gomateshwara at Shravanabelagola 145 kilometers (91 miles) west of Bengaluru. (Image: AP)

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