Udupi, Jan 18 : The ceremony of ascending the sacred 'Paryaya Sarvajna Peetha' by Adamaru Math Sri Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji began here on Saturday.
Sri Esha Priya Theertha Swamiji had a dip at the Danda Tirtha near Kaup, about 10 km from Udupi at 0120 hrs. Thereafter, he arrived at JoduKatte, where he was welcomed by a large number of devotees. A grand procession, in which number of tableaux and cultural troupes took part, began from Jodu Katte at 0150 hrs. The saints from Ashta maths followed the chief deity, with Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji leading them.
They included Vishwaprasanna Theertha Junior Swamiji of Pejawar math, Vidyasagar Theertha Swamiji of Krishnapur math, Vidyavallbha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor mutt and Vishwavallbaha Theertha Swamiji of Sode mutt. The procession passed through the Taluk Office Road – Court Road – Diana Circle – Thenkapete, before culminating at the car street. Meanwhile a public felicitation was held for Sri Vidyadeesha Theertha, the outgoing Paryaya Swamiji.
M B Puranik welcomed the gathering. Sri Vidyadeesha Thertha Swamiji of Palimar Mutt was felicitated by the Sri Esha Priya Theertha Swamiji and other dignitaries on the occasion. (UNI)