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The Ritual of the Bath in Jainism Homage to Shravana Belgola,

Title:The Ritual of the Bath in Jainism Homage to Shravana Belgola,
Author:Jain, Jyotindra
Enumeration:Vol. 33-3, p. 51-56
Abstract:The sacred bath is an essential feature in the consecration ceremonies of a divine image, and holds an important place in Jaina ritualism. The article highlights the significance and elaborates on the rituals of the bath and idol installation. The mahamastakabhisheka (head anointing ceremony) of the Gommateshvara image at Shravana Belgola commemorates the first consecratory bath given to the image in 981 during Ganga rule.

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