Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti said she along with other disciples will organise a grand programme to commemorate the completion of the fifth Paryaya of Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami.
Speaking to reporters after visiting the bedridden Vishwesh Theertha Swami on Wednesday, the Union minister said the seer is recovering after the accident near Karnul in Andhra Pradesh while he was returning from Mantralaya. "Since he was injured in the back, the seer is in a lot of pain. There is minor fracture and the seer would be fine after rest for a couple of weeks. He is, however, in a better condition and will be on his normal routine shortly," she said.
"The date for the celebration would be decided once the seer is well. He will decide the date," she added.
Acclaiming the seer's achievement of completing his fifth Paryaya, the minister said that she is immensely happy of her Guru's record in the more than 800 years of the Paryaya. "This is a unique moment and the devotees are indeed blessed to be witnesses for such a stupendous occasion. It should be celebrated and once the seer recovers, the dates of celebration will be marked. All would be cordially invited, including the prime minister. The seer is above all politics and the fortunate people will be part of the celebration," explained the minister.
Uma Bharti said she is laying the foundation stone for the school at Pajaka on the occasion. She met the new Paryaya seer.
The minister, however, declined to comment on the political issues including the reluctance of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to visit the Sri Krishna temple.