No ideological conflicts between Udupi Chalo and Kanaka Nade – Pejawar Swamiji

No ideological conflicts between Udupi Chalo and Kanaka Nade – Pejawar Swamiji

Udupi: The Swacchata Abhiyan proposed under the theme ‘Kanaka Nade’ to be held on October 23 by Namo Brigade was decided much earlier and Udupi Chalo and Kanaka Nade has no ideological conflicts said Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Paryaya Pejawar Math. He was speaking to the media persons at the Krishna Math on Wednesday October 19.

Pejawar Swamiji said, “The members taking part in the Kanaka Nade Will not follow the route taken by the activists who participated in Chalo Udupi. It is totally a different programme aimed at cleaning the temple town. Many volunteers will participate to clean the town. There would be no scope for any controversy”.


He said that he was not aware of any plan by the activists to lay seize to the temple. He added that the police had approached him for the tight security if required. There are many people including Muslims and the Dalits supporting the Temple against the activists. The Swamijis from other Maths in the state have also extended their support to Sri Krishna Math. He hoped that the activists will not take such a drastic step of laying siege to Sri Krishna Math.

Swamiji declined to comment over the remarks made by the district minister in-charge Pramod Madhwaraj and said that the fact or the confusion that Rama, Krishna and Valmiki being non-vegetarians have remained unanswered even till date.

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  1. Vyasaraaya once adviced Kanakadasa to perform a pilgrimage to the famous Udupi temple which enshrines Lord Krishna in the form of a kid, and to sing his songs to the Lord at this sacred place.

    The head of the Udipi mutt was aware of Vyasaraaya’s and Kanakadasa’s devotion. On Kanakadasa’s arrival at the mutt, he immediately made arrangements for Kanakadasa’s stay in a hut outside the western perimeter of the main temple. The next day, Kanakadasa went for a darshan of the Lord at Udipi. The casteist brahmin priests and attendants did not allow him to enter the main temple, and spoke abusive words to Kanakadasa and turned him back. A dejected and sad Kanakadasa returned to his hut. He took his tamburi and went outside his hut, and started singing his songs in praise of the Lord Sri Krishna.

    He was completely immersed in and lost in singing about the grace of the Lord, and in pleading with the Lord to shower His mercy and grace on him, and bless him with a vision of His beautiful face. Being His Dasa, he did not ask for any worldly wealth and did not care for it. All he wanted was just a darshan of the Lord. Suddenly there was an earthquake. The western outer wall crumbled, and a few slabs of stone in the inner wall of the sanctum sanctorum cracked open. The idol of Sri Krishna which was originally facing east, turned around and faced Kanakadasa, who was sitting on the western side of the temple.

    Is the temple inside space
    or space inside the temple
    or both temple and space in the eye.-Kanakadasa

    WHEN the present Paryaya Swamiji of the Krishna temple in Udupi, Vishwapriya Tirtha Swamiji of the Admar Mutt, in what can only be construed as an act of remarkable insensitivity and foolhardiness, had an old structure of disputed antiquity pulled down on August 13, 2004, he could never have fathomed the fallout of his action. The Kanaka Gopura had strong associations with Kanakadasa, the 16th century Bhakti poet-saint. Six months after it was demolished, the controversy refuses to go away.

    The Paryaya Swamiji promised that the gopura would pave the way for a bigger and grander “rajagopuram”. He argued that the demolished structure was never called the Kanaka Gopura, and was a creation of the media. In other words, he said, if the structure had nothing to do with Kanakadasa, where was the need for all the fuss?

    The Kurubara Sangha was established in 1910. A major milestone in the religious and cultural consolidation of the community was the establishment of the Kaginele Mahasamsthana Kanaka Gurupeetha at Kaginele near Haveri where the samadhi (grave) of Kanakadasa is located. This has now become the religious and cultural rallying point for the community.

    The BJP has remained silent over the demolition. Eswarappa, the former State president of the party, was pressured to retract his position on the issue. Former Minister H. Vishwanath said: “The mutt heads and temple priests have not changed their old behaviour of dividing Hindus. Aren’t backward classes and Dalits also Hindu? The Pejawar Mutt’s Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji, who is the vice-president of the VHP, must answer this.”

    Today ‘Kanaka Gopura’ came down. To the testimony Kuruba community was granted permission small opening today which takes offerings from the same community in the form of money and material. Upper caste Brahmins were fed in plantain leaf and half left out was then offered for lower caste to to rollover in spiritual belief of eradicating skin disease.

    PM Modi’s India is talking about ‘Digital India’ when it comes to mutt in Udupi Superstitions continue to prevail and promoted to dominate the weakest section of society.

    ‘Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai’ surely not for lower caste of India who were dominated by mere percentage of Brahmins.

    Jai Hind

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