Mangaluru: Pejawar Mathadeesha to be Felicitated on January 3

Mangaluru: Pradeep Kumar Kalkura held a press meet at the Press Club Urwa here, on January 1.

Speaking to the mediapersons, Pradeep said that for the fifth time on behalf of the citizens of Mangaluru, Pejawar Mathadeesha Vishweshthirtha and Vishwaprasanna Thirtha will be felicitated in the city Town Hall. Mayor Jacintha Vijay Alfred will preside over the function.



“A procession of various artistes, bhajan troupes, chende, will be organised from Sharavu Mahaganapati temple at 4:00pm along with the Mathadeesha. This is a special programme of historical significance so all are requested to take part in the procession,” he added.

Dakshina Kannada District minister in-charge, B Ramanath Rai, Udupi District minister in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake, Former Minister Oscar Fernandes, MP Naleen Kumar Kateel, Minister U T Khader, Minister Abhay Chandra Jain, MLA J R Lobo, MLC Ivan D’Souza, MLA Mohideen Bava, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, religious leaders and other leaders will be present.

“At 3:30pm there will be a cultural programme from various famous artistes and their students,” Pradeep said.

Shashidhar Hegde, Prof Puranik and Chandra Shekar Shetty were also present.


  1. Pejawar Mathadeesha to be Felicitated on January 3-Reports,

    Dear readers,

    Is this felicitation for encouraging ‘Pankti Beda’ and ‘Made snana’?

    Half of the ministers attending in this ceremony are from ruling Congress party. What is the progress making “Anti-superstition” bill as a law? What is the progress in the murder case of Prof. Kalburgi from the State Ministry of Home?

    Jai Hind

    • sHAIKh mOHD rizwan – “Is this felicitation for encouraging ‘Pankti Beda’ and ‘Made snana’?’

      Dear sHAIKh mOHD rizwan’ you are playing in the hands of RSS Paimaam.

      He daily attacks Muslims, and he thereby wants people like you to counter attack the Hindu Religion. This makes the Hindu religious feelings ruffled, and willingly or unwillingly, the Hindus take refuge with the RSS.

      If real secular parties oppose the RSS tactics, the Hindus unwittingly hate secular parties and get attracted by the self styled protectors of the Hindu Religion.

      This is how RSS is growing by the day. You may defend the attacks by the RSS without hitting back at the Hindus.

      If you attack other religions, your religion gets embarrassed, for it has the maximum fault lines which no one could defend.

      Sir, if you want to discuss, you can engage in debating with me to know the points I have stated.

      Attack the attacker with all the might at your command, but do not become a prey to the RSS game plan by insulting Hindu sensibilities! RSS Pai has laid his trap, and you play to his tune.

      Sorry to react like this. I respect your religion, for religion is a matter of faith and need not necessarily be logically or scientifically correct. Prophets lay claim to miracles to justify their claims to the last prophethood. But, miracles are unscientific and illogical.

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