Recitation of Shiva Panchakshari was inaugurated by Dr D Veerendra Heggade and Smt Hemavathi V Heggade during the Mahashivaratri at Sri Kshethra. On the occasion Dr Heggadeji said that the devotees shouldn’t be afraid of, hypocritical or sceptical of God. Instead, they should have Devotion, Love, and Dedication to God.

Devotees offered Shatha Rudrabhisheka to Lord Manjunatha and recited the Shivapanchakshari during the entire night.