Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte

Mahamastakabhisheka 2006

 Emmy Noether Research Project Jainism in Karnataka

South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Mahamastakabhisheka 2006

Photographic exhibition of the head-anointing ceremony of the Digambara Jainas
20th June - 3rd July 2006

Mahamastakabhisheka 1.jpeg
© Julia A.B. Hegewald

The Emmy Noether Research Group on Jainism in Karnataka conducted joint fieldwork in Shravanabelgola for the rare Mahamastakabisheka (head-anointing) ceremony of the colossal Bahubali statue which takes place about every twelve years. Photographs and explanatory texts from the ceremony will be displayed in the South Asia Institute (SAI) of the University of Heidelberg in June.


Exhibition Opening 

4:00 pm   Lecture in the SAI lecture theatre room Z10,
Dr. Julia A.B. Hegewald and Sabine Scholz

5:30 pm   Formal opening of the exhibition in the foyer of the SAI
by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, Head of the Department of Classical Indology and Speaker of the SFB Ritual Dynamics

followed by dipam ceremony and a reception

20th June - 3rd July 2006,


9am - 7pm,

Foyer, South Asia Institute, Im Neuenheimher Feld 330, 69120 Heidelberg


Invitation (English)
Invitation (German)
Press Release

Photos from the Exhibition

Mahamastakabhisheka 2.jpeg
© Julia A.B. Hegewald
Mahamastakabhisheka 3.jpeg
© Julia A.B. Hegewald
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