ENARADA, Mysuru, November 29,2015
The Nandi monolith was bathed in 30 different colours on Sunday.
The Nandi which is located on the Chamundi hill footpath is one of the must visit places for tourists.
It is said that Mahamastakabhisheka tradition for three-century old Nandi was a regular practice during the Wadiyar rule. This has been restarted by Chamundi hills Bettada Balaga (Chamundi hills morning walkers’ association) and is conducted on third Sunday in Kartika Maasa since 2006.
During Mahastakabhisheka, Nandi was bathed in rice flour, turmeric, sandal, coconut, dry fruits, kumkum, ghee, milk and other items. It is believed that the Mahamastakabhisheka is not only of religious significance but also enhances longevity of the monolith. Thousands including foreigners were witness to this special event along with members of royal family and seers.