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Udupi Paryaya 2016-18 Pura Pravesha Welcome Procession for Pejawara Swamiji

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Next couple of years sees the paryaya of Pejawara Matha in Udupi Shri Krishna Matha. The senior seer Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math ascends the Paryaya Peetha for the historic fifth time.

A grand procession of Pura Pravesha of Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math took place in Udupi on 4th January 2016.


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Pejawar Swamiji and his junior were escorted in a grand procession. 

The procession depicted rich culture and heritage of the region along with folk traditions from all over Karnataka.


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The colourful procession involved as many as 3000 students and over 2000 artistes from various backgrounds. The procession was organised under the able leadership of Dr. Mohan Alva. 


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There were troops displaying traditional talents of Veerabhadra Kunita, Dollu Kunita, Yakshagana, Koragara dhol, Chande, Aati Kalanja, Gorava Kunita, Kolu Aata, Chitradurga band sets, Thattiraya doll, Huli Vesha, Kalladka dolls, Lambani ladies. Cultural troops from Kerala too made their way to the Pura Pravesha procession.


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Photographs of 5 prominent monks were carried along with Shri Krishna idol in the welcoming procession Pejwara Swamiji. 



The political leaders of the region along with other prominent personalities were present in the procession.


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Enjoy few colorful pictures of Pura Pravesha held on the evening of 04 Jan 2016; a very grand procession of escorting seer of Pejawar Matha, Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji.


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Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji who is 84 years in age previously ascended the peetha in the year 1952, 1968, 1984 and 2000. No seer has ascended the Paryaya Peetha for 5 times since the introduction of biennial Paryaya system. 

It is believed Vadiraja Theertharu has ascended the Paryaya Peetha for 5 times.

This Paryaya system of administering Shri Krishna Temple and worshipping Lord Krishna for 2 years was introduced in 13th century. On the Paryaya Mahotsava day, the right of administering and worshipping is passed from seer of one Ashtha Matha to the seer of another Ashta Matha.

Current Paryaya Mahotsava is scheduled to be held on 18 January 2016.


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