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Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:36:52 PM (IST)  

Udupi: Brahmakalashotsava at Kunjarugiri Temple focuses on peace

Udupi: Brahmakalashotsava at Kunjarugiri Temple focuses on peace

Inchara Udupi
Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (VM)

Udupi, Feb 16: "There is no peace in society because of fights in the name of religion and politics. As per Sanathana Dharma, religion should control politics but these days as politics has tried to control religion, there exists fight between religions. When people of all religions come together and fulfil their religious duties, it is possible to bring back peace," said Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math.

He addressed the gathering after inaugurating the religious and cultural programme organized on the occasion of Brahmakalashotsava at Sri Durgadevi temple at Kunjarugiri on Thursday February 14.

"To the outer world we organize Brahmakalashotsava but such 'Brahmakalasha' should take place every person’s heart. I wish the Brahmakalashotsava taking place in this temple brings peace to all," said Swamiji.

Blessing the occasion, Sri Vishwapriyatirtha Sripada of Sri Admar Math said that goddess Durga at Kunjar temple helps every devotee in times of need. He expressed his gratitude for inviting heads of different religions and said it has sent an example to the whole world.

Bishop Gerald Lobo of Udupi diocese said religion should protect people and instill peace and unity among people. The concept of peace and harmony in this religious programme is laudable and a role model to all of us, he said.

Moodbidri religious head Maulana H I Abu Sufian said no religion has ever promoted communalism. "There is no peace in society as communalism is mixed with politics. Religious institutions of different communities should work on promoting harmony," he said.

Venkataramana Mujjinthaya, president of renovation committee welcomed the gathering, Mohan Das Shetty, Sudhakar Shetty compered while secretary Rajendra Rao compered the programme.

Ida Gibba D’Souza, zilla panchayat member, Precilla D’Mello, taluk panchayat member, Bhuvanesh L Poojary, Kurkal gram panchayat president among others were present.

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Comments on this article
GERALD, Modankap
Sunday, February 17, 2013


Cyril Castelino, Mumbai
Sunday, February 17, 2013

Last week i was in mangalore and had a chance to visit kujarugiri.. the preparations were superb and were indicating a grand event. Woww.. My Ma durga bless us all Indians who beleive in different religions.. and in one GOD. All the faces of God and Goddeesses will unite us in one GOD.Pray to GOD for keeping united forever with our true culture and spirit without falling prey to dirty politics. Greeeaaatt.

joegonsalves, Mangalore
Sunday, February 17, 2013

I was carefully going through the comments made by enlightened persons like Cyril Mascarenahs, Juliet Mascarenahs, Daniel, Vasanth Raj, Peter Pereira, Clifford, Thomas Richard, Melwyn Pinto, Doddanna and others and it seems to me that all agree and uphold the principals of Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math and are unanimous with regard to their views. Let us therefore bury the hatchets and work for a common cause PEACE AND HARMONY and let these be our PASSWORDS for happy and peaceful lives in an atmosphere of LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING.

Joe Gonsalves

sunny, Melbourne
Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dear friends There is a big difference in following a religion and following God.someone can live with peace and harmony in a society without practicing religion, but following god and in his word

Daniel, Mangalore
Sunday, February 17, 2013

I am glad to read above news and true pics. of great and humble leaders of all faiths and people in the holy place of worship. As this is going to be a great mile stone towards the good society.
Our is hope might have become fade but not vanished and it is growing.
By seeing the above I remembered the words of our Lord Jesus- 'The Kingdom of God is among yourselves.'
Big salute to the temple management and all who involved and participated in this rituals.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


joegonsalves, Mangalore
Sunday, February 17, 2013

When people of all religions come together and fulfill their religious duties, it is possible to bring back peace," said Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math.

What a wonderful statement by Sri Sugunendra Theerta Sripadia Matadeesha. Before we try to divide ourselves in terms of religion, we should first think that we are all children of Mother Earth. No caste or creed should come in the way of keeping us united.. It is my sincere hope that the concept outlined by Srigunendra Theertha is followed by all which would indeed help all to live like a family dispelling any kind fears or inhibitions.

What is great and inspiring is to see Our Bishop Gerald Lobo freely participating in the ceremony and what is more is that he is identifying himself as an integral part of a family. He is a role model of a religious head and a TREND SETTER. Let us all follow his example and try and walk in his footsteps.

Kudos to you Bishop Gerald and may YOUR BREED INCREASE.

Humbly submitted by: Joe Gonsalves

Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore
Saturday, February 16, 2013

With due respects,Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadhaji,with your educative message,You have enriched the religious harmony.May the Goddess Durga,bestow her blessings to bring about peace and harmony whenever there is unrest.

DODDANNA, damaskatte - abudhabhi
Saturday, February 16, 2013


vasant raj, mangalore
Saturday, February 16, 2013

This is the way it should be.. I like it..I like it..I like it... Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu....

Peter Pereira, Pune
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Salute you great leader of Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math for your very, very sensible statement. Unlike other Swamiji's who blindly uphold baseless 'conversion' topic & create rift between different communities, your statement proves your longing for peace and unity. May God bless you sir !

Clifford, Mangalore
Saturday, February 16, 2013

I have great respect for Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha and he has the sentiments of a true religious leader who is interested in peace and harmony among fellow human beings. My humble request to him is to get rid of all politicians who will be soon visiting temple to exploit votes in coming election.

Tomas Richard, Udupi
Saturday, February 16, 2013

It is nice to see all Hindu, Muslim & christian priest together for the Brihmakalashostava of kunjargiri temple..Long live the harmony between all of us in Udupi district..Sri Sugunendra Teertha Swamigi is a pleasing personality..May god bless all of them..

Melwin Pinto, Mangalore/ Rome
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hats off to the great leadership of Sri Sugunendra Theertha Sripadha, Matadeesha of Udupi Sri Puttige Math. I have always found him to be very sensible, broad minded, peace loving and deeply religious. May God bless him always!

Langoolacharya., Belman/Washington,DC.
Saturday, February 16, 2013


After going through above photo's carefully and methodically,,, I have a serious question for you....

Why Indian growwn Bananas are less than one third the size of Banana's grown in South America's....

Appreciate if you could enlighten me....



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