Hombuja (Shimoga District, Karnataka), March 14, 2015: Thousands of devotees from all over India and world had flown to Hombuja to witness the Maha Rathotsava of Lord Parshwanath and Goddess Padmavati Devi. Maha Rathotsava was held at Sri Kshetra Hombuja under the guidance and presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swasti Sri Deevendrakeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of Hombuja Jain Math.
The day began with Jala and Panchamrutha pooja to Lord Parshwanath & Goddess Padmavati Devi. This was followed by Mahanaivedya Pooja along with Nityavidhi, Ratharohana and Maharathotsava. All throughout the proceedings devotees participated with devotion and religious fervour. People piled up in long ques to have a darshan of Goddess Padmavati Devi at Padmavati Temple. Their religious fervour reached its peak when the magnanamous attractive Maharatha was pulled by His Holiness Swamiji and thousands of devotees. Slogans such as “Bolo Parashwanth Bhagawan Ki Jai…”, “Padmavati Matha Ki Jai…”, “Mahamate Ki Jai…” were heard all through out the day.
– Sri Kshetra Hombuja