Saturday, January 28, 2012

Udupi - Paryayotsava

Udupi, 18 January 2012: On the occasion of the Paryayotsava the various religious programs were conducted in Krishna Mutt and Rathabeedi from Tuesday evening itself. In the night at 8.00 pm for the first time in Udupi’s history eight chariot grand utsav was conducted for Lord Krishna. Later on at Rathabeedi tens of cultural entertaining programs were conducted and lakhs of people participated in this.

In the early morning at 3.00am, the people who were absorbed by the musical concert programs being conducted in Rathabeedi and all the streets of Udupi, began to move in groups towards the Jodukatte which is in the southern part of Udupi city and from there the Paryaya procession began at 4.00 am.

On a high platform Shree Vishvavallabha Theertha of Sode Mutt who will be ascending the Paryaya Peeta, Shri Vishvesha Theertha of Pejavara Mutt, Shree Vishvaprasanna Theertha, Shree Vidyasagara Theertha of Krishnapura Mutt, Shree Vidyadeesha Theertha of Falimaru Mutt, Shree Vidyavallabha Theertha of Kaniyoor Mutt, all sat together and presented themselves to be seen to the public. Raja Peta’s were shining on their heads. Later they sat on the decorated palanquin of the Mutt and arrived to Rathabeedi in a procession which included many musical orchestras, tablos and dancers.      

The qualities and varieties of the still pictures taken part in the procession was good, may be as a result of the announcement by the Paryaya Welcoming committee that prizes will be given for them. Rati Manmatha, Samudra Manthana, Chanoor Mardhana, Kalinga Mardhana, Krishna Leele, Purusha Mragha, Bhoovaraha, Tiger Costume, Dashavathara, Nagavalli, Panchavrandavana, Hanumadwilasa, Bhramarambika Vilasa, Shrivadiraja, Bhootaraja replicas were religious and very attractive.

2 Women chande teams, 4 Men chande teams, 2 Nassik Band teams, 2 Saxophone teams, 12 Horns, 8 Nagaswara teams, Gymnastics, Dummy horses, Doll dance, Peacock, Karaga, Pookavadi, Marakalu, Tiger costume, Kangeelu, Panchavadya, all gave a cultural – folklore touch to the grand procession. The scene of people standing infront of their houses on either sides of the procession and raising the aarathi and performing Pooja to the Swameejis created a unique Godly supernatural environment.

Swameejis who arrived in a grand procession had Krishna darshana through Kanakana Kindi and from there they went to Anantheshwara and Chandramoulishwara temples and performed Pooja to the Lord. Later Paryaya Peetadeesha Shree Laxmivara Theertha of Shiroor Mutt welcomed Sode Shree who arrived in front of Krishna Mutt and took him inside the Mutt and had Krishna darshana for him through Navagraha Kindi.

After this Shiroor Shree held the hand of Sode Shree and made him seat on Sarwajna Peeta and as per the treditions of the Krishna Mutt, handed over the Akshaya Patra and thus handed over the responsibilities of performance of Krishna Pooje and the administration power of Krishna Mutt. From there all the Swameejis arrived at the Rajangana, where grand Darbar began. Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and MP Oscar Fernandes congratulated Sode Mutt Seer.

In this program State Medical Education Minister A. Ramdas, Higher Education Minister Dr. V.S. Acharya, MLAs Raghupathi Bhat, Lalaji Mendon, Kota Shrinivasa Poojary, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Coastal Development Authority President Nagaraja Shetty, Municipality President Kiran Kumar, NEI Entrepreneur B.R. Shetty, Raja Marthandavarma of Tiruvankoor Royal Family, Congress Leader Pramod Madhvaraj, IGP Pratap Reddy, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Reju, SP Dr. Ravikumar, BJP District President Udayakumar Shetty were present.



Udupi: Sode Paryaya 2012 - Photo Album

Pics by Hemanath Padubidri