Golden sheet covering work launched

Golden sheet covering work launched

Paryaya Seer Vidyadheesha Theertha Swami launched the work on golden sheet covering of rooftop of Sri Krishna Temple here, recently.

The religious and spiritual ceremonies were performed in the wee hours of March 13. A special prayer along with various religious rituals like Narasimha Mantra Homa, Sri Tatvamantra Homa, Sri Vishnu Gayatri Mantra Homa, Sri Krishna Mantra Homa, Vigneshwara and Durga Homa and others were held at the temple.

Spiritual scholars like Herga Vedavyas Bhat, Chitrapura Goplakrishna Acharya and Ramamurthy Bhat took part in the rituals. Palimaru seer said that the roof would have gold and silver content, besides copper and wood which would be part of the gable. “There will be no disturbance for the day-to-day religious and spiritual activities in the temple. The renovation work begins after the Mahapooja is carried out and the door of sanctum sanctorum is closed.  If required the work will also be carried out even during night.”

The seer said devotees will not face any inconvenience in getting the darshan of Lord Krishna, through Kanaka Kindi. “The work will take around two-and-half-months to be completed,” he added.

The existing rooftop has a history of 800 years. The existing copper plates covering the rooftop are in a dilapidated condition and once it is removed, it would be given to the donors as ‘Prasad’, a mutt scholar said.