Udupi: 50,000 Devotees to Wear Datta Mala – Sharan Pumpwell

Udupi: About 50,000 devotees will wear the Datta Mala as part of the Datta Mala Abhiyan in Chikmagaluru, said Sharan Pumpwell, Convener of Bajrang Dal.

He was addressing the press meet at the Press Club here on December 10. Datta Mala Abhiyan will be held at the Datta Peetha for six days from December 16.

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As part of the Datta Mala Abhiyan, Sankeerthan Yatra and religious meets will be held. Women will carry out the Sankeerthan Yatra from Bolarameshwara Temple to Kamadhenu Ganapathy temple on December 22. Ganahoma, Durgahoma and religious meets will be held at the Datta Peeta as part of the Sankeerthan Yatra.

On December 23, a shobha yatra will be held at Chikmagaluru. Around 50,000 devotees from across the state will arrive for the Datta peeta on December 16 and take part in various religious rituals. 15,000 Datta Maladharies will be attending from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kasargod and Kodagu districts.

“After coming to power, the Congress government has tried to restrain the Hindu community by lifting ban on cow slaughtering. Theft of cows has become common and there is no system to hear the woes of people. The government withdrew the anti-cow slaughter bill framed by the previous BJP government. The government is targeting Hindu organisation members and has been imposing the Goonda Act on them without serving a notice.” Pumpwell condemned the state government’s decision to withdraw cases against the members of Popular Front of India (PFI). “The Congress government is playing with the sentiments of the people by banning astrology programmes in TV shows,” he added.

Sharan Pumpwell also condemned the move of sending Kankanady Police Inspector Pramod on leave after the arrest of a rape accused. He expressed concern over the good police officials after the Congress came to power and criticised them of playing vote bank politics. He also opposed the visit of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik to Mangaluru. “The state government banned Dr Praveen Bhai Thogadia and Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat for Hindu religious programmes, but the same government is allowing anti-Hindu preachers to visit. This is condemnable,” he added.

Assistant convener of Bajrang Dal Mangaluru region – Sunil K R, Udupi Convener – Dinesh Mendon and Vijay Goliyangadi were present.


  1. “As part of the Datta Mala Abhiyan, Sankeerthan Yatra and religious meets will be held” – report.

    Okay – I have no comments if people want to believe in or following certain things as long as it doesn’t harm others. My sincere request to these groups is to do something productive to address real issues in our society. Learn from Raamakrishna mission – Imagine these 15,000 datta devotes spending a few hours every weekend cleaning the city streets or some social work – It would be a great initiative and role model for others. Oh well…

  2. 50,000 Devotees to Wear Datta Mala – Sharan Pumpwell-reports,

    Dear readers,

    The Sangh Parivar and its affiliates have taken up various campaigns and programmes to “Hinduise” the syncretic shrine that traditionally had both Muslim and Hindu devotees.

    Is this event is Bajrang Dal version to compete with ‘Sabarimala’?

    Bababudangiri: RTI query turned down

    It is hard to imagine that any information preserved in the Karnataka State Archives on the Bababudangiri shrine in Chikmagalur could potentially threaten national security or incite a breach of the law.

    However, a reply given by the Directorate, Karnataka State Archives, to a Right to Information (RTI) query suggests that it does.

    In his RTI application on March 6, 2013, Firoz M. Khan, an RTI activist and litigant in a case pertaining to Bababudangiri shrine pending before the Supreme Court, sought copies of old records in the archives on the syncretic shrine atop the Bababudangiri hill.

    Bababudangiri and communal situation in Chikamagalur town

    Congress plays soft-Hindutva in Karnataka

    Chikmagalur once scenic quite town were Late PM Indira Gandhi won her candidature now become Ayodhya of Karnataka after Hubli Idgah maidan flag hoisting was amicably solved.Once a strong Congress support base now thriving from street side thugs.

    Jai Hind

  3. “The Sangh Parivar and its affiliates have taken up various campaigns and programmes to “Hinduise” the syncretic shrine that traditionally had both Muslim and Hindu devotees” – Sharia Shaikh.

    Is it not ‘haraam’ for your peaceful community to engage in practices like datta peeta? You may want to consult your salafist sunny masters in tribal lands. As per the reports, they have been destroying such shrines and dargahs in Syria/Iraq region. In fact, sufis will be wiped out in a week in the hands of those arabs!!

  4. As per the reports, they have been destroying such shrines and dargahs in Syria/Iraq region. In fact, sufis will be wiped out in a week in the hands of those arabs!!-Atheist Mr.Original pai

    Sir, So the ISIS did in Syria/Iraq has whole India has watched during ‘Godhra Model’ .

    Peoples Union for Human Rights (PUHR), a human rights organization, which toured the riot affected areas of Gujarat and closely examined the anti-Muslim riots there has published its report wherein it has been stated that in the whole of Gujarat it was a one-sided violence against Muslims wherein 500 mosques, ‘dargahs’ and ‘imam-baras’ were demolished and in their places religious places of the majority community were established. It is further stated in the report that during the riots the state ministers, MLAs and VHP leaders were sitting in the police control room and inciting and directing the rioters against Muslims and that the state government is fully responsible for anti-Muslim riots of Gujarat. The PUHR team which toured Gujarat consisted of 3 members led by its senior member and former President of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) students union, Pranor Krishn.

    500 mosques and shrines destroyed in Gujarat

    Two hundred and thirty unique Islamic monuments, including an exquisite 400-year-old mosque, were destroyed or vandalised during the recent anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat, according to a local survey.
    Experts say the damage is so extensive that it rivals the better publicised destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan or the wrecking of Tibet’s monasteries by the Red Guards.

    Several monuments have been reduced to rubble in the course of the riot, in which 2,000 people, mainly Muslims, have died. In other disturbances, Hindu gangs have smashed delicate mosque screens, thrown bricks at Persian inscriptions, and set fire to old Korans.

    Gujarat’s Muslim heritage smashed in riots

    Is ISIS is inspired by Modi’s ‘Godhra Model’ from RSS?

    Jai Hind

    • Sir, So the ISIS did in Syria/Iraq has whole India has watched during ‘Godhra Model’ . – Mr. Shaikh

      Hello ‘bruv’. I wish you would stick to giving straight answers.

      The other day, I asked you some about brainwashed lil shaitans playing hide & seek (with tied and blindfolded men) & shooting them with REAL guns. And you copy-paste stuff from Wikipedia! Bring in Africa.. conflict diamonds, Leonardo Di Caprio, Al Capone, Metallica and even Shanmugam Sinha. 🙂


      • Hello ‘bruv’. I wish you would stick to giving straight answers.-Mr.Praveen

        Sir, I won’t be impressed with your jibe like Originals. When you don’t understand the simple article,where the childrens are the victims like ISIS terror though it is African conflict or Syria,what explanation you want?

        Do you identify the victim on merit basis ,race or religion?Read the Article well and understand the root problem of all the conflicts.

        Show some maturity in this forum.

        Jai Hind

  5. As I wrote earlier, clearly something is wrong with sharia pandita. He keeps recycling a few things on this forum – Modi, Godhra, Purohita, Sadhwi etc!!! When we are talking about the current developments in Syria and Iraq, he goes all the way back to Godhra incident where a group from peaceful community poured fuel and burnt dozens of hindu kara sevakas inside a train!!! If I start listing the atrocities by peaceful community ever since godhra, I probably need a book!!! LOL

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