Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), October 27, 2013: The Mangala pravesha of His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji’s of Hombuja Jain Mutt to Shravanabelagola was held on Saturday October 27, 2013. His Holiness Swamiji was welcomed with poorna kumbha and women carrying mangala kalashas on their head. He was taken in a procession to the Jain Mutt in a pallakki (planquin). This is the first time ever that His Holiness Swamiji has arrived at Shrvanabelagola after becoming the pontiff of Hombuja.
It can be recalled here that His Holiness Swamiji had started his education at Shravanabelagola while he was at class 8 and completed his studies here. His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt happens to be his Guru and it is under his guidance that Devendrakeerthi Swamiji had completed religious education at Shravanabelagola.
Inuguration of Jain Samaj’s Samudhaya Bhavan: The G.K.D.Bharamaiah memorial Digambar Jain Samaj Samudaya Bhavan was also inaugurated today in the presence of His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt and His Holiness Swasti Sri Devendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Mutt. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhanukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Kambadahalli Jain Mutt and Vicharapatta Kshullakha Sri Siddanthakeerthi Swamiji were also present. – Sri Kshetra Hombuja