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Karkala : Preparations in full swing for Mahamastakabhisheka

Karkala : Preparations in full swing for Mahamastakabhisheka

Mangalore Today News Network

Karkala, Dec 22, 2014: Preparations are in full swing for the Mahamastakabhisheka of the monolithic statue of Bhagavan Bahubali at Karkala  to be held  from January 21 to 31.  The construction works of the Attalige (step ladder) on three sides of the statue  were complete on December 21, Sunday.



The statue of Bahubali is 42 feet  tall and the Attalige that has been constructed is 50 feet tall  and has has five  floors, each floor having a capacity to accommodate 100 persons. In all the Attalige can accommodate 500 persons.

This is for the first time an iron made Attalige has been constructed as against the past when wooden Attaliges were constructed. The organising committee  has spent 50 tonnes of iron for the Attalige and the construction has costed around Rs 50 lakhs.

Mahaveera Prasad, who is in-charge of the construction of the Attalige has informed that the construction  of the Attalige took two months.

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