JP Nadda Visits Sri Krishna Temple & Holds Meeting with Swamji’s of Coastal Karnataka
Udupi: BJP national president JP Nadda visited the Udupi Sri Krishna Math and offered prayers on February 20.
Paryaya Krishanapur Math Diwan Varadaraja Acharya welcomed JP Nadda with a garland. He later visited the Temple and made a Darshan of Lord Sri Krishna.
Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje, BJP National General Secretary C T Ravi, State President Nalin Kumar Kateel, Minister Sunil Kumar, MLA Raghupathi Bhat and others were present.
After the Temple visit, Nadda met the Swamijis and discussed problems facing the Hindu Community in coastal Karnataka.
Shri Vishwa Prasanna Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, Puthige Math, Shri Vidyaprasanna Theertha Swamiji of Kukke Subramanya Math, Shri Vinayakananda Swamiji, Shri Ramakrishna Ashram Bailoor, Udupi, Shri Vidyendra Swamiji Chitrapur Math Mangaluru, Swasti Shri Bhattaraka Chaarukeerthi Swamiji, Jain Math Moodbidri, Shri Mohan Das Swamiji, Sridhama Sri Kshetra Manila Mangalore, Shri Kalahastendra Saraswati Anegundi Math Katapady, Udupi and Shri Rajashekharananda Swamiji, Vajradehi Math Gurupura were present during the meeting.
Seers seek uniform civil code, recognition for Tulu, and balanced development of coastal region
Seers of various mutts on Monday urged BJP national president J.P. Nadda to introduce uniform civil code, render statutory recognition to Tulu, and ensure coastal industrial growth without affecting the rich natural, cultural and religious heritages of the region.
Handing over a list of 10 demands at the Santa-Manthana at the Udupi Sri Pejawar Mutt during Mr. Nadda’s visit to Sri Krishna Mutt, Pejawar Mutt seer and trustee of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Sri Vishwaprasanna Tirtha Swami recalled the erstwhile practice of rulers seeking advice of their ‘gurus’ in administration.
The seers, Sri Vishwaprasanna said, want the governments to handover temple administration to Hindus; political parties running governments to recognise the culture and good practices of the Sanatana Dharma; implement the New Education Policy; establish a National Investigation Agency unit in the coast to curb ‘love jihad,’ ‘cow jihad,’ and terrorist activities; curb cow slaughter and protection of cow progeny; corruption-free transparent administration and prevent temple/religious places property encroachment.
Udupi Puttige Mutt seer Sri Sugunendra Tirtha said the Central government should take up Udupi Corridor project on the lines of the Kashi Corridor. The government should also ensure protection and development of Hindus and their temples abroad.
Responding to the demands, Nadda said BJP has always been following the advice of saints and seers in government functioning. He was happy to visit Udupi mutts and felt blessed. Nadda said adding BJP would stride ahead with the blessings of saints.