Shiroor seer’s Aaradhane rituals held in Shimantoor?

Shiroor seer’s Aaradhane rituals held in Shimantoor?

Those who attended the ritual were given a photo and book written by P Latavya Acharya.

‘Aaradhane’ and ‘Santarpane’, post-death religious rituals of the late Shiroor Mutt pontiff Lakshmivara theertha Swami, are said to have been performed on the premises of Sri Adi Janardana Temple at Shimantoor on Tuesday.

The Shiroor original Mutt at Shiroor near Hiriyadka and the Shiroor Mutt in Udupi are cordoned by the police. As the entry of the public to these places is strictly prohibited, it is said that the rituals were held secretly at Shimantoor.

Following tradition, the Aaradhane and related rituals of the seer were scheduled on July 31. As it is impossible to conduct the rituals at the Mutt, till the end of the police inquiry, the concerned persons are assumed to have chosen Janardhan temple, which is far from Udupi and has a low turnout of devotees.

Various religious rituals were initiated by priests at the hall on the first floor of the temple on Tuesday. Around 100 people have taken part.

Those who attended the programme, have been provided with a photo featuring the late Shiroor seer worshipping Lord Krishna and an English book ‘Udupi – The abode of Lord Sri Krishna’, authored by P Lathavya Acharya. The book contains articles on the late Shiroor seer and related photos. Entry of outsiders was strictly prohibited during the rituals. Cars were seen parked outside the temple

Mulki police said that they have gathered information on the same and they will furnish the details to the higher officials.