'Tapta Mudra Dharana' ceremony held

Udupi Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivaratheertha performing ‘Tapta Mudra Dharana” ritual at Udupi on Monday. DH photo

Paryaya Shiroor mutt seer Lakshmivaratheertha stamped the figures of “shanka” and “chakra” on the chest and arms of the devotees.

Earlier, the seals of “shanka” and “chakra” were heated during the “Sudarshana Homa” conducted at the temple. There was a long queue of devotees, in front of the temple who waited for their turn to participate in the ritual.

The “chakra” is stamped on the right arm, while the “shanka” is stamped on the left arm. The symbols are stamped on women as well.

Normally the seals are stamped on the stomach of little girl children and boys who have not undergone the thread ceremony. All the mutt seers performed “Tapta Mudra Dharana” ritual.

Seers from various part of the state came to the temple town to take part in the ceremony. It is believed that “Tapta Mudra Dharana”. The programme is held on the “Prathama Ekadashi” or “Sayani Ekadashi.”  It is believed that mudra dharana helps the boy fight against anti bodies.


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