Udupi: Countdown for Paryaya begins, 60 k footfall expected

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Jan 17: The countdown begins today for the Biennial Paryaya celebrations at Sri Krishna Math. All the whole city streets, the eight Ashta Maths and the Sri Krishna Math are decked up like a bride. The city streets are adorned with colourful lighting and buntings. Devotees from around the city and abroad have already arrived here to witness the historical Paryaya celebration. It may be recalled that the Paryaya Mahotsava Committee has assured to celebrate the Paryaya within the Covid 19 norms as directed by the state government and as per the wish of the ascending Swamiji himself.

Best known for hsi simplicity, Sri Vidyasagara Theertha Swamiji of Krishnapur Math will ascend to the Sarvajna Peeta and will take over the charge of the prime worshiper of Lord Krishna from outgoing Swamiji Sri Ishapriya on January 18th this year.

Currently, Vidyasagara Theertha Swamiji is the senior most among Ashta Math seers and will begin his fourth Paryaya from Tuesday.

He was born on March 15, 1958, and is the 35th saint after Sri Janardana Theertha Swamiji in the Guru Parampare of Krishnapur Math.

When he was a 13-year-old boy, he was anointed into asceticism by Sujnanendra Theertha Swamiji of Puttige Math, which is also called the "Dwandwa Math" that is parallel to Krishnapura Math. Sri Vishwotthama, Sode Math seer, had imparted spiritual knowledge to Vidyasagara .

From 1974 till 1976, he performed his first Paryaya and the second in 1990. The third Paryaya was completed during 2006-08.

This monastic order has many branches in and around Udupi (Ramanakatte, Padigaru, Dandathirtha, Padubidri) and others in the district of Dakshina Kannada (Pejavara, Krishnapura) in Karnataka state and one more branch is in Prayaga (Allahabad).

The math at Krishnapura, which is 3 kms from Surathkal near Mangaluru, is the main math from which the name Krishnapura Matha is derived. The present math at Krishnapura was built by Sri Vidyamurthi Theertha, the 26th Swamiji in this lineage and renovated by Sri Vidyaadheesha Teertha.

Sri Vidyasagara Theertha Swamiji says, "My ultimate intention is to please the Lord. The concepts and actions discussed in the preceding three terms will be carried forward. I believe in being simple. The Lord also expects simplicity. I will honour people from diverse social classes and their achievements to society. Our traditional values should be preserved. I had no plans during my previous Paryayas. It just happened and I was forced to take a decision. I would say everything has its own time, and I don't anticipate any complications. I will go according to God's wish. I have received overwhelming support from the devotees. I don't think I'll have any problem as long as the patrons and devotees continue to support me.

The Vajrakavacha Alankara was conducted without any projection. I shall also abide by the government's guidelines to contain the pandemic's spread and devotees should follow the same."

The City Municipal Council, district administration, police department and supporting personnel are all set for conducting the Paryaya protocols smoothly.

For the special beat during Paryaya, the police deployments are as follows

DSPs to PSI-70, ASI-60, WHC/WPC- 60, HC/PC- 650, Anti-Sabotage squads-4, DAR-7 , KSRP -2 and QRT-1.

The regular roots for vehicles are diverted. Parking areas are marked by the department concerned. The designated parking areas are Board high school, Church school, MGM spots ground Kunjibettu, Beedinagudde ground, Ammanni ground, Town Hall and in few other areas. Around 600 police personnel, 140 traffic police will be on duty during Paryaya. The CCTVs have been installed around the city and the junctions. Barricades have raised on the dividers to prevent crowding.

The CMC has taken the responsibility of the cleaning the city. It is expecting about 50, 000 to 60, 000 footfall. Additional 100 civic workers have been deployed for cleaning purpose along with garbage disposal vehicles.

The schedule for January 18, 2022 is as below:

2.15 am - Sri Vidyasagara Swamiji takes holy bath at Dandatheertha near Kaup

2.30 am- Arrival at Jodukatte Udupi

2.45 am- Pooja to Pattada Devaru

3.00 am - Paryaya procession begins

4.15 am- Entry to Car street of Sri Krishna Math

4.30 am - Krishna Darshana through Kanakana Kindi (window)

4.45 am - Visit to Chandramouleshwara temple

5.00 am - Visit to Anantheshwar temple and Sri Madhwacharya shrine

5.25 am - Entry into Sri Krishna Math and Pooja

5.35 am - Malike Mangalarathi at Chandrashale

5.45 am - Handing over of Akshaya Pathra and silver

5.55 am - Ascending Sarvajna Peetha

6.15 am - Aralu Gaddage programme at Badagumalige followed by Gandhadopachara, Pattakanike and Malike Mangalarathi

6.45 am- Paryaya Darbar begins at Rajangana

8.30 am - Concluding of Darbar programme

10.00 am - Mahapooja

10.30 am - Palla Pooje,

11.00 am- Maha Anna Santharpana begins

5.00 pm - Stage function at Rajangana

7.00 pm - Evening Pooja at Sri Krishna Math

A Live telecast has been arranged by the committee for the devotees. Only limited people will be allowed to Darbar programme.





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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Few jokers of communal hatred community indulging in making mockery of 'Jihad' links only to the section of minority community whenver they avail chances.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    I think in India the Corona also have different religion. Or Corona is scared to majority comunity. Last time in the bus full of students and DC make get down the student from bus. Now his eyes are blind. I am not against celebrating any religion festivals or functions. But make same rule for all. If Corona will attack majority comunity then your counts will become less. Then do not blame minority population become high as per percentage.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Weekend lockdown is now EVEN MORE SENSELESS.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Ban all Brahmin and all religious festivals ..There is no path to "truth "..Any so called "path" is a lie and is a consequence of human conditioning for thousands of years ..

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 17 2022

    Covid banned in paryaya?!

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  • Althaf, Udupi/Kaup

    Tue, Jan 18 2022

    Udupi Administration & DC doesnt know corona now!!!

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