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Smt. K. Moortheeswari, Superintending Archaeologist, Bangalore Circle visit to Shravanabelagola on 22.05.2017

Smt. K. Moortheeswari, Superintending Archaeologist, Bangalore Circle visited Shravanabelagola with the invitation of His Holiness Swasthishree Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji on 22.05.2017 to participate in the "Sthambha Muhurtha" as a part of the "Mahamasthabhishekha" festival in Febrauary 2018. As this "Mahamasthabhishekha" festival is of national importance, "Sthambha Muhurtha" ritual was performed in the presence of the Swamiji and was   witnessed by senior officials of the Government of Karnataka, the local revenue officials and media. The SA during her visit inspected the partly completed new steps carving work and other structures o the hilltop. While her way back to the foothill she walked down to the foothill through the VIP steps. She also identified lots restoration works to be carried out in the VIP step side. All the suggestions were told to the Jr. Conservation Assistant V. R. Nagaraj who accompanied her to the hilltop. She advised to take up the work immediately after submitting proper estimates and after getting the approval.