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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu Swami of Sri Pejavar Matha visits Thiruvallikkeni

Today [21/7/2018] being Swathi nakshathiram, there was purappadu of Sri Azhagiya Singar at Thiruvallikkeni .. .. .. immediately after, there was the procession of madhwas wherein HH Sri Swami of Pejawar mutt was taken in a chariot.

Lord Krishna is the supreme God.  Of His many temples, one at Udupi is unique. Udupi Sri Krishna Matha  is a famous one – the  matha area resembles a living ashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples.  Udupi is one among the 7 Parashurama Kshetras i.e. the places created by Sage Parashurama. According to our religious history, Parasurama  created his land out of sea and that includes coastal areas including Udupi.  In Sanskrit,Udupa means moon.  Chandra  prayed Lord Shiva here to get rid of a curse.

Pejavara, is a small village in Mangalore taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. The primary matha of Pejavara matha, one among Udupi's eight matha.  Sri Vittala, given by Madhvacharya is the presiding God here. The present pontiff Sri Vishvesha tirtha is  the 33rd  pontiff in the lineage, who was  initiated in his 8th  year in 1938. 

According to the tradition, at Udupi, each of the eight yati's , perform shri krishna pooja for two months and hand over the responsibility to next yathi,  called as Paryaya. Shri Vadiraja extended the period of two months to two years.  Paryayotsava often takes place on January 18.

His Holiness  Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu  assumed first paryaya, turn to worship Lord Krishna at Udupi, at a young age. During his first Paryaya in 1954, he organized the All India Madhva Conference in Udupi. During his second Paryaya in 1968, he got the Badagumalige in Udupi repaired. During his third tenure as Paryaya Swamiji in 1984, he has got a new hall built at Udupi called Krishna Dhama. He has completed five Paryayas and only one to complete five Paryayas after Shri Vadiraja Swamiji of Sodhe Mutt. He started his fifth Paryaya on January 18,2016 and completed it on January 18,2018.

The Seer visited Thiruvallikkeni today after completion of 5 paryaya and was taken around the madaveethis in a chariot -  it was indeed a blessing  for all of us to have his darshan.

With reverence – S. Sampathkumar
21st July 2018.

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