Shri Shri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, Pejavar Matha
VRATHA and UPAVAASA
We invest our money in business or farming. But we do not reap the fruits immediately. Profit is not instantaneous. But we do invest without calculating the immediate returns. We know that we will gain in the long term. Similarly ‘Dharmaacharane’ may be little tough in the beginning. But gradually control of senses, purification of the anth-karana, will take place helping in the spiritual progress. Therefore ‘Vratha Upavasa’ which has been ordained in the shaastras and has been approved by Acharya Madhwa has to be strictly followed without fail.