Pejawar seer to give priority to hygiene and devotee convenience

Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami – who is ascending the Paryaya Peeta for the fifth consecutive time – has chalked out several plans to bring changes aiding reforms within and outside the Sri Krishna Mutt.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, the seer said he has enormous plans to give priority to cleanliness and devotee comfort in the said limits during his two-year term.

Emphasising the problems encountered by devotees who visit the temple in large numbers, the seer said additional choultries and parking slots would be constructed. “A separate team will be set up to look into the maintenance of the cleanliness in and around the temple. The team will exclusively engage in maintaining the hygienic conditions. Mass dining is another area that will require consideration. Discipline and cleanliness should also be maintained at the place where the food is served to the devotees,” the seer said.

“Education is another arena that would be given emphasis. A residential school will be constructed at Pajaka Kshetra, the birth place of Madhwacharya – which would ensure free boarding and education for children who come from different regions. It will be named ‘Anandhatheertha Vidyalaya’,” said Vishwesha Theertha, who added, “Book publication will also be given importance. Volumes that focus on religion, Dharma and culture will be published on a large scale. I also plan to adopt the villages to develop rural areas, especially Maoist-affected villages, which requires basic infrastructural facilities. The poor man will also be supported for decent livelihood.” The seer said Kanaka Jayanti celebrations in the Mutt will be another unique occasion during the Paryaya.

“The Mutt will support the renovation of the Kanaka Mantapa adjacent to the temple. Plans will be chalked out to introduce buffet system in the temple, in order to lessen the problem of standing in queue at dining hall for devotees. The traditional aspect will also, however, be considered,” he added.

“A ‘Duschata Nivarana Hundi’ – to help people rid themselves of addictions – will also be set up. Interested people should write their names and their desire to quit the addictions on slips of paper. The people who register themselves through the Hundi will be constantly monitored. Education and health and at the same time Dharma will also be given priority,” he explained.

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