Sea of Devotees Witness Vibrant Paryaya Procession of Palimar Swamiji
Pics By Gautham Navada and Prasanna Kodavoor
Udupi: The Ceremony of ascending the Sacred “Paryaya Sarvajna Peetha” by Palimar Math Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji began here on Thursday, January 18.
Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji had a dip at the Danda Tirtha near Kaup, about 10 km from Udupi at 2:00 a.m.
Thereafter, he arrived at Jodu Katte, where he was welcomed by a large number of devotees. A grand procession, in which 15 tableaux and 60 cultural troupes took part, began from Jodu Katte at 3:00 a.m.
The tableaux that participated in the Paryaya procession are “Bheema” “Haridwarada Mukhya Prana”, “Madhwacharya”, “Vadirajaru”, “Sri Krishna Parijatha”, “Seetharama, Laxmana, Janardhana”, “Vidyamanyaru”, “Mahalingeshwara”, “Bhajan”, “Sri Krishna Gudi”, “Tulasi Archane”.
The cultural troupes that participated in the procession are: ‘Chande’, ‘Mahila Chande’, Nasik Band, ‘Kombu’ ‘Nadaswara’, ‘Talimu’, “Keelu Kudre”, “Gombe Kunita”, ‘Navilu’, “Karaga Nritya”, “Pu Kavadi”, “Marakalu Huli”, “Puthani Nritya”, “Kangilu Nritya”, ‘Panchavadya’, saxophone team, coloured umbrellas, big band set and others.
The Swamijis of the Ashta Maths followed the chief deity, with Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji leading them. They included Vishwa Prasanna Theertha Junior Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Vidyasagar Theertha Swamiji of Krishnapur Math, Vidyavallbha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math, Laxmivara Theertha Swamiji of Shiroor Math, Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji, Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji of Adamar Math and Vishwavallbaha Theertha Swamiji of Sode Math.
The procession passed through the Taluk Office Road – Court Road – Diana Circle – KM Marg, Church Road, before culminating at the Car Street.