Daijiworld Media Network
Moodabidre, May 8: Vedabrahma Sri Subramanya Bhat Paradkar of Gundyadka was given away the Viprabhushan Award and felicitated at the Sri Seetharamachandra temple in Aswathpura.
The award which is instituted by Sri Narayanananda Saraswathi Trust was presented by priest of Kateelu temple Kamaladevi Prasad Asranna.
Speaking on the occasion, Asranna said Vipra means someone who is bestowed with power and one who wishes for the best despite being in difficulty is the true essence of brahminhood.
"It is not enough to be born into a brahmin family. He should inculcate a culture of brahminism and karma to become a true brahmin. All members of the brahmin community should unitedly work," Asranna said. He said deshasta brahmins have set an example in the country.
Speaking after accepting the award, Subramanya Bhat Paradkar said it is necessary for the next generation to learn vedas and shastras. He said the priests should first invoke Goddess Saraswathi and take her blessings as Goddess Lakshmi will definitely follow on her own.
"Education should be the priority and humility is a virtue," he said. Paradkar said this award is an honour to the Deshasta brahmin community.
Chief administrator of Aswathpura Kshetra L V Raghunath Bhat, trustee Kiran Manjanabail, Udupi Yuva Brahmana Parishat president Chaitanya M G, and Sanskrit scholar Vidyanatha Sastry Joshi also spoke.
The chief priest of Aswathpura Kshetra Chandramouli Bhat was also felicitated. Managing trustee Yagneshwara Bhat, trustees Vedamurthy Shivananda Bhat K, Rajeshwara K and Vishnumurthy K, Chayapathi Kanchibail were also present.
Naveen T R rendered the prayer. Shalini Prasad compered the programme.
The function was followed by a Yakshagana performance by the Kadri Yaksha Koota under the direction of Ramachandra Bhat and composition of Jitendra Kundeshwara. Ranjitha and Rukmini gave a bharatanatyam performance.