In the afternoon, following the Jayanti padapuja, the monks set up a surprise gift for Bodhinatha: a 45-minute helicopter ride. Without letting Bodhinatha know what was happening, Sadasivanathaswami led him to the Umbrella Ganesha were everyone held a surprise parade, leading him all the way down San Marga to the cow pasture by the rudraksha forest. There, a helicpter dropped from the sky to fly him away. With room for five others, Sivanathaswami, Brahmanathaswami, Mayuranatha, Dayanatha and Sivarathna all boarded the flight with Bodhinatha.
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