TTD OFFERS PRASADAMS TO PEJAWAR SEER ON THE OCCASION “PARYAYA MAHOTSAVAM”
HON’BLE CM OF AP TAKES PART IN THE RELIGIOUS CEREMONY AT UDIPI
Udipi, 18 January 2016: The temple management of TTD has offered the holy Teertha-Prasadams of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala on Monday over the hands of Honourable CM of AP Sri N Chandrababu Naidu in Udipi in Karnataka to the Seer of Pejawar Mutt HH Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji on the celestial occasion of the religious ceremony of “Paryaya Mahotsavam”.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy and TTD EO Dr D Samba Siva Rao also accompanied the honourable CM to the religious ceremony. After the Mahotsavam, the Honourable CM of AP Sri N Chandrababu Naidu offered Prasadams, silk Vastram of Lord. TTD Trust Board members Sri Ananta, Sri Bhanuprakash Reddy, Bokkasam In-charge Sri Gururaja, OSD Sri P Seshadri were also present.
SIGNIFICANCE OF PARYAYA MAHOTSAVA:
Paryaya Mahotsavam is a religious ritual which takes place every alternate year in Krishna Matha (Krishna Temple) of Udupi. The puja and administration of Krishna Matha is distributed among the Swamijis or seers of Astha Mathas established by Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya which is in practice since eight centuries. Each swamiji of every mutt gets a chance to perform puja to Udupi Sri Krishna by rotation for a period of two years.
During paryaya, the puja and administration of Krishna Matha is handed over from Swamiji of one of Ashta Matha to the Swamiji of another Ashta Matha. It takes place every two years in even numbered years on January 18.
The rotation of the privilege of worshipping Lord Krishna amongst the eight mathas is fixed. The mutts includes Palimaru, Adamaru, Krishnapur, Puthige, Shirur, Sodhe, Kaniyooru and Pejawar.
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