The Pejawar Mutt performed Bhatta Muhurta, the last of the four major preliminaries for the Paryaya festival, here on Thursday. Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Sri Pejawar Mutt will ascend the Paryaya Peetha, also called the Sarvajna Peetha, at the 800-year-old Sri Krishna Mutt in Udupi on January 18, 2016 for a record fifth time. No seer of the Ashta mutts or the eight mutts of Udupi has ascended the Paryaya Peetha for these many times ever since the biennial Paryaya system began in 1522.
Elaborate rituals marked the Bhatta Muhurta. After prayers were offered to the presiding deity, Lord Rama Vittala, at Pejawar Mutt, a procession of archaks, scholars, officials of the mutt and devotees, was taken out around 7 AM. The Navagraha Danas were then given to the representatives of other mutts.
A decorated dome or “shikara” was placed on the firewood chariot near the Madhwa Sarovara pond on the occasion. According to H.K. Sureshacharya, principal of SMSP Sanskrit College, the aim of the four major preliminaries such as Bale Muhurta, Kattige Muhurta, Akki Muhurta and Bhatta Muhurta was to ensure abundant supply of food grains to feed the thousands of devotees who will be visiting the Sri Krishna Mutt during the next 2 years.
|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||