Lake at Neelavara Goshala to be opened on January 14

Pejawar mutt seer Sri Vishweshatheertha Swamiji has said that the lake built at Neelavara Goshala to fulfill the water needs of the cattle in the shed will be inaugurated in a programme on January 14. 

Speaking to mediapersons, the seer said that the lake is built at a cost of Rs three crore. The government had sanctioned Rs 65 lakh for the construction of lake, however the mutt is yet to receive it.

There are nearly 1,000 abandoned cattle in Goshala. The depth of the lake is around 26 feet. A small idol of Lord Krishna will be installed in the structure in the middle of the lake. The monthly expense for the maintenance of these cattle will be around Rs eight lakh. The lake will be inaugurated on January 14 and the ‘Theertha’ from across the sacred rivers and lakes in India will be poured into the lake during the inaugural ceremony. There should be Goshala in all districts to protect the cattle from being sent to slaughterhouses, he added.  

Different programmes will be organised on account of decennial celebrations of Goshala, from January 11 to 17. The celebrations will be inaugurated by Shiroor Mutt Seer Lakshmeevaratheertha Swamiji and Puthige Mutt seer Sugunendra Theertha. There will be bhajan at 10 am. 

There will be Dasavani by experts on January 15. Students of Alva’s Education Foundation will present cultural programmes in the evening. 

Pejawar mutt junior seer Sri Vishwaprasannatheertha Swamiji said that a school for the differently abled children has been built and will be inaugurated on January 16. The school will accommodate 50 children. 

“Sumedha” is a house for differently abled children, which provides education free of cost. The classes will commence from June. The school inauguration programme will be attended by Krishnapura Mutt seer Vidyasagar, Palimar Mutt seer Vidyadheesha Swamiji, Bannanje Raghavendra Theertha, Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake among others.

 Besides, there are also plans to construct a residential school to accommodate 100 children, an old age home, a hospital and a nursing school. However, plans will be executed in the years to come, he added.

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