Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Shravanabelagola to participate in Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations in Hassan district on Monday.
Pm Modi said, "Saints and seers from our land have always served society and made a positive difference. The strength of our society is that we have always changed with the times and adapted well to new contexts. It is our duty to provide good quality and affordable healthcare to the poor."
PM Modi reached Shravanabelagola by chopper. According to reports, PM Modi inaugurated the 661 newly chiselled steps at the rocky Vindhyagiri Hill on which stands the world's tallest monolithic statue of Bahubali.
The 'Mahamastakabhisheka', grand anointing ceremony of Lord Gommateshwara Bahubali, began on Saturday. The religious event is observed once every 12 years in Jain Dharmic cycle, is an integral part of the ancient and composite Jain tradition. The 58-foot-high monolithic Gomateshwara statue on Vindyagiri in Shravanabelagola is located around 160 km west of Bengaluru.
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah welcomed PM Modi arrived who arrived at Mandakalli airport in Mysuru on Sunday night. PM will also dedicate to the nation, the electrified Mysuru-Bengaluru railway line. PM Modi to also address a public rally in Mysuru.