Different shades of Nandi statue at abhisheka

This was the 14th edition of the festivities in Mysuru on Sunday.

This was the 14th edition of the festivities in Mysuru on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: M.A. SRIRAM

This was the 14th edition of festivities

Hundreds of people witnessed the annual abhisheka for the Nandi statue at Chamundi Hill on Sunday.

Organised by the members of the Bettada Balaga Charitable Trust, this was the 14th edition of the event and brought the granite statue alive in different hues.

As priests chanted sacred hymns and offered special prayers, various ingredients, including milk, curds, sugarcane juice etc., mixed with vermilion, turmeric and water was poured from a special platform constructed for the purpose.

The 350-year-old statue turned white as it was bathed in milk and then turned yellow and red, as the abhisheka continued and water with coloured ingredients cascaded from head to toe.

A battery of 10 priests presided over the proceedings and conducted the special rituals followed by mangalarthi.

The statue was restored by the State Archaeological Department last year and the accumulated grime was removed.

Members of the Bettada Balaga Trust, senior seers of Adi Chunchanagiri Mutt, Hosa Mutt were among those present.

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