"Jains" the follower of Jainism , trace their history through a succession of twenty-four victorious saviours and teachers known as tirthankaras, with the first being Rishabhanatha, who is believed to have lived millions of years ago in Jain tradition, and twenty-fourth being the Mahavira around 500 BCE. Jains believe that Jainism is an eternal dharma with the tirthankaras guiding every cycle of the Jain cosmology. Bahubali a much revered figure among Jains, was the son of Rishabhanatha, the first tirthankara of Jainism, and the younger brother of Bharata Chakravartin.
I was always surrounded by lot of followers since the childhood and fortunately i had the privilege to do my studies in a Jain college too. In every 12 years of time a huge gathering of people occurs in Shravanelagela a small village in Hassan district of Karnataka to celebrate the Mahamastakabhishek of Lord Bahubali who is said to have achieved the eternal knowledge after an year of Meditation in standing position during which climbing plants grew around his leg. Hence there is a big statue of the God in standing posture with the plants around his leg. I joined the college in 2008 and same year i heard about Mahamastakabhishek since then i was waiting for the year 2018 to see the history again.