Udupi: Pejawar Mutt’s Hostel for Dalits to Open in a Week


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jul 20: Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt said here on Monday July 19 that a new hostel for students built in the town by the Mutt will start functioning within a week. Addressing a press conference, he said that students from dalit and backward classes will be given preference in admission into this 40-room hostel.

“Free food will be provided at the hostel. This is the first phase of the project undertaken by the Mutt to provide free lodging and food to students without discrimination on the basis of caste or religious affiliation. Although all students will be admitted, preference will be given to students from dalit and backward classes. The students will also be imparted education in righteousness and culture,” he added.

The Swamiji revealed that a students' hostel being built at Mysore too will be inaugurated shortly, and that there are plans to open such hostels in Mangalore, Shimoga and Dharwad to cater to the needs of poor students there. “On behalf of the Mutt, temples have been built in Haridwar and New Delhi. Centres have also been opened in Varanasi, Badrinath and Nasik. A religious centre is coming up at the foot of Tirupati Hills. These have been undertaken as a measure to propagate our religion,” he explained.

He said that the ancient relics and marks belonging to the times of Pandavas at Hastivanati, their abode as per legends, have been destroyed. “A plan to build a temple for Lord Krishna, five Pandavas apart from Draupadi, their wife, in the form of a national monument at Hastinavati, is on. Donors from North India have come forward to donate for this cause,” he claimed.

He explained the measures undertaken by the Mutt to provide basic facilities to people living in the naxal-infected regions situated at the foot of the Western Ghats during the third year in succession, at a cost of Rs 20 lac. The Swamiji also said that the plan to extend financial assistance to the patients from this region through direct payment to hospitals is also in progress.

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  • madhuri, koppal

    Sun, Jul 19 2015

    I'll join to this hostel

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  • Rudrappa Agadi., bangalore

    Sat, Aug 28 2010

    At last Swamiji has woked up about the deteriorating effect of Hinduism where caste/gender bias are too much.Now, it is time that higher caste Vedic People, MUST teach VEDAS, etc., to Dalits and other Communities and encourage inter-caste marriages, and then Only we can have a MATURED,EQUAL,SATISFYING,NON-PREJUDICES HINDUISM.In my so far Life, I have observed many Low Class People, internally grinding axe towards Brahmins. Except SMARTHAS, other two types maintain toomuch casteism. ON the other hand DALITS should LEARN VEDAS, follow strict VEGETABLE DIET, More Devotion to God and maintain a KARMA FREE life like Brahmins, and Brahmins should embrace these people, without their CUNNING, SHYADANTHRA Buddi.Also, WIDOWS marriages should be ENCOURAGED by SWAMIJIS and YOUTHS FROM ALL CASTES should come forward to Marry WIDOWS.Any Widow Needs Social Security from a Man, than Sex, which is secondary. Caring/Sharing, responsibility and removing bloody Social Taboo of WIDOWHOOD should be completely BANNED. Then, we can Say that, we are a MATURED HINDU RELIGION. In this regard, BRAHMINS should sacrifice More and after giving DIKSHA to DALITS etc.,they should be appointed as PRIESTS. COMMON DINING FACILITY for all CASTE people, should be done at UDUPI AND ASTHA MATAS, which will be slowly followed by OTHER MUTTS.SRI.PEJAWARJI HAS "AWAKEN" NOW TO SAVE HINDUISM and avoiding Further creation of Pakistans in INDIAN SOIL. JAI HO SWAMIJI.APPEAL to all BRAHMINS to strictly follow Your IDEALS.

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  • Kateel Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 22 2010

    Mr.Cat,Magalore/SA,Please the news item carefully and understand properly.Answer for your doubt lies there itself.

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  • Kateel Ramesh Prabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2010

    It is surprising to note that there is no single comment from the critics of the swamiji who write in these column whenever they find a chance.
    It looks good events does not attract comments!

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  • Tom Cat, Mangalore/ Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Jul 20 2010

    Does this Pejawar mutt hostel house upper caste and dalit together or again dalits separate.

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  • Keshava, Puttur

    Tue, Jul 20 2010

    Very good initiative by his holiness sri pejavara swamiji. Let the poor people take this opportunity for the good cause.

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