Mangaluru: Kalkura Pratistana organized Tulabhara (weighing self in commodities) for Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji , Pejawar Math, at Pradeep Kalkura’s residence here on January 7. Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji , Pejawar Math will be ascending the Paryaya Peetha on January 18.
In fulfilment of the vow, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura and others offered coins equivalent to the weight of Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji .
After the Tulabhara ceremony speaking to the mediapersons Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji said that the Dalits will be welcomed for the Paryaya on January 18. There will not be any discrimination and food will be served to all the devotees without any discrimination of caste and colour. Dalits will be allowed to sit with the other devotees and have food. In Udupi and Mysuru we have already built two hostels for the welfare of the Dalit students.
He also stressed that if anyone is willing to take Bhakti Deeksha or Nama Deeksha they are most welcome but they should give up alcohol and be purely vegetarian.
When asked about performing Puja by the Dalits in the temple, Swamiji said that every temple follows its own system. It is purely in the hands of the temple authorities to allow the Dalits to perform Puja. He also said that the Made Made Snana will be stopped and Yede Snana will be allowed in Sri Krishna Math.
He also said, “I am ascending the Paryaya Peetha for the fifth time and I need support from all the devotees”.
When asked about stopping the Yettinahole Project, Swamiji said, “I will try my best to stop the project by meeting the Prime minister as well as Uma Bharati. All the people should join hands to stop this project.”
When asked about building Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Swamiji said that to build Ram Mandir we need the court order. Commenting on intolerance in the country, Swamiji said that if Muslims and Hindus live in harmony there will not be any intolerance in the country.
Prof M B Puranik, Sashidhar Hegde and others were present.