Udupi: Asthabandha Brahmakalashotsava of Hejamady Sri Mahalingeshwara temple held
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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)
Udupi, April 6: The Asthabandha Brahmakalashotsava of the Hejamady Temple of Sri Mahalingeshwara was held on Wednesday, April 6, with devotion and grandeur.
Edapadavu Sri Radhakrishna Thanthri conducted the Brahamakalashotsava rituals under Puttige Seer Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji. Thousands of worshipers took part in this historic celebration.
Avasruta Bali, Maha Ratharohana, Maha Mantrakshate, Palla Pooje also took place as part of Brahmakalashotsava rituals.
A formal congratulation and a religious meeting were also arranged. In honor of the occasion, Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Puttige Math said, “The temple is the heart of any village. If the heart is working properly, the whole body will be fine. Likewise, if the temple is in good condition, the village will prosper in all its aspects. aspects. Renovating the temple and reinstalling the Lord in the new temple will bring prosperity to the village. Today, here in Hejamady, is an auspicious day. Some intellectuals argue that idol worship is wrong. I also agree with this, idol worship is not legitimate. But we don’t worship the idol, we worship the one who resides in the idol. Brahmakalashotsava is imminence for the Lord. Due to the fear of Covid, the world has faced many problems. Now that Lord Rudra has started residing in Hejamady, Covid will also end soon,” he said.
Dr. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari Sri Ksthethra Dharmasthala said in his address, “The Lord is present everywhere, but His powers in the temple are unimaginable. An atom cannot be split, but it is mighty. God is that power of the atom. We should filter our thoughts and should retain only the good things. Wealth has increased in our society, so our temples have also been renovated. The society should develop its village temples as they obtain good well-being,” he said.
Jayanth Shetty, Chairman, Renovation Committee, Dayanand Hejamady, Trustee, Mokthesthara and Radhakrishna Tantry, Priest were honored by Puttige Seer on this occasion.
A community meal was also organized for the faithful.
Lalaji R Mendon, Kaup MLA, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Former MP, Pushparaj Shetty, Chairman, Renovation Committee, Mumbai, Sadananda K Shetty, Owner Sadananda Group of Hotels, Pune, Raghuram K Shetty, MD, Heramba Industries, Mumbai, Sadashiva S Shetty, Owner, Hotel Corporate CBD, Mumbai, Pranesh Hejamady, Chairman, Hejamady gram panchayat, Ramachandra Bhat, Priest, Hejamady Temple and others attended the occasion.