Laksha Deepotsava Marks the Beginning Of Daily Utsavs at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple
Udupi: Laksha Deepotsava, marking the beginning of daily Utsavs at the Sri Krishna Temple after the rainy season was held with pomp and gaiety here on November 9.
A large number of devotees participated in the Lighting of oil lamps on Car Street which gave a beautiful look. The Daily Utsavs to Lord Krishna will be held at the Sri Krishna Temple. After the rainy season, Lord Krishna is offered Tulasi Archane, from the day of Deepavali.
In the evening, after prayers, the idols (“Utsava Murthis”) of Lord Krishna and Lord Mukhyaprana (Lord Anjaneya) will be brought in a palanquin from the Sri Krishna Temple and placed on a decorated boat.
The boat will be taken around the “Mantapa” at the “Madhwa Sarovar”. This is known as “Teppotsava”. Then, the idols of Lord Krishna and Lord Mukhyaprana will be kept in the “Garuda Rath, while the idols of Lord Ananteshwara and Lord Chandramoulishwara will be placed in the “Mahapuja Rath” and taken around the Car Street.
Earlier, the Swamiji of Paryaya Palimar Math Vidyadeesha Theertha Swamiji accompanied by Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Sri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Junior Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Vidyavallabha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math, Sri Vidyarajeshwara Theertha junior Swamiji of Palimar Math lighted the lamps to Lord Krishna to mark the ‘Deepa Prajwalana’. Devotees too lighted thousands of lamps around the Car Street to make illuminated installations.