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Nandi at Chamundi Hill wears colourful look

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Mysuru: Nandi statue at Chamundi Hill turned colourful, during the Mahabhisheka on Sunday.

Bettada Balaga an association of regular walkers to Hill, had organised 18th year of Mahabhisheka for Nandi.

Mahabhisheka is performed during Karthika maasa the month when lord Shiva is worshipped by Hindus.

In all 32 different essences like vermilion, turmeric, milk, tender coconut and several others were poured on the statue.

Suttur Mutt Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Hosamutt Chidananda seer Sri Chidananda Swamiji, President of Bettada Balaga Prakash, Secretary Govind and hundreds of devotees participated in the annual religious event.

Nandi is a monolithic statue which was scuplted between 1659 and 1673, during the reign of king Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar of Mysore.

Nandi statue can be reached after climbing 700 steps of total 1001 steps to Chamundi Hill.

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