'Sri Krishna Maasotsava' concludes with 'Vitlapindi'

Paryaya Putthige mutt had prepared five lakh laddoos


Several devotees including cowherd community people from neighbouring villages offered “Arghyapradan” (offering Bilvapatra, water and milk through conch) to the clay-idol kept inside the sanctorum of the temple under the guidance of Paryaya Putthige Seer Sri Sugunendratheertha Sripada at midnight after Mahapooja to the presiding deity to mark the birth of Lord Sri Krishna. The idol of the Lord was adorned with “Vajra Kavacha” (diamond armour) and a variety of flowers.

A non-stop 26 hours “Dasavani” (Bhajan) programme was held at the temple by
Haridasa Jayananda Kumar from Hosadurga. Free mass feeding was arranged at the temple for about 50,000 people which began at 11 am ending at 3 pm today. The Paryaya Putthige mutt had prepared 5 lakh laddoos of different variety and 1.5 lakh “Chakkuli” for distribution among the public and school children.

In fact, the celebrations were flickered by the oceanic crowd in the streets of the temple town, especially in the car street. The most significant event of Mosarukudike, breaking of pots containing coloured waters and sweets suspended from the erected poles around the main Car Street by group of  people dressed with dry leaves, was held in the evening today to mark “Sri Krishna Balaleelotsav”.  Specially made clay idol of Lord Sri Krishna along with “Utasavamoorthy” was taken out in a colourful procession in Golden chariot around the car street accompanied by pontiffs of the Asta Mutt (eight mutts of Udupi). A large crowd had assembled on both sides of the Car Street, despite scorching sun to witness the event.

Tiger dance troupes, ‘Alare’ troupe from Malpe, human pyramid and other cultural troupes added tint to the parade. Before the beginning of the car festival, Seers threw laddoos and other eatables, coins, coconuts and fruits from the golden chariot towards the  crowd after conducting “Mahamangalarthi” to Utasavamoorthy. After the procession, the clay-idol was immersed in “Madhwa Sarovar” followed by a holy dip by the Seers of Asta mutt and other devotees.

The ritual was followed by a public function and competitions of “Huli Vesha” and other cultural programmes.  Home Minister Dr V S Acharya, Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda, Industrialist from Kolkata Ramesh Kumar Agarwal and others were present.

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