Shiroor Swamiji takes Responsibility for Development of Sri Krishna Math Parking area
Udupi: The Asta Matadeesh of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple on February 1, decided to stop all types of Illegal activities at the Sri Krishna Math Parking area and Yatri Nivas. The Parking area, Yatri Nivas and the Shops are registered Under the Sri Krishna Math Parisara Abhivaradi Trust. All the eight Swamjis of Sri Krishna Temple are the trustees of the Trust.
On Thursday, February 1 Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math called for a meeting at the Pejawar Math. Sri Vidyadeesha Theertha Swamiji of Palimar Math, Sri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Junior Swamiji of Pejawar Math, Sri Vidyavallbaha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math, Sri Vishwavallbaha Theertha Swamiji of Sode Math, Sri Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji of Adamar Math and Sri Laxmivara Theertha Swamiji of Shiroor Math were present for the meeting.
Recently the workers of Sri Laxmivara Teertha Swamiji of Shiroor Math had demolished three illegal shops that were functioning in the parking area of the Sri Krishna Math. During the demolition the Shiroor Swamiji had said, “I bought the land for Sri Krishna Math during my Paryaya term and wanted to build a tourist lodge and bus-stand there, but it was used as a parking lot for the Sri Krishna Math. The person who has set up shops here is also issuing fake parking receipts to unsuspecting visitors and also selling fake products. There should not be any illegalities in connection to the Sri Krishna Math. Since no one speaks against the illegal shops, I am taking the initiative. Some members of the Temple Trust have misused the land and converted it into a commercial area with shops”.
During the meeting, Shiroor Swamiji informed Pejawar Swamiji and other Swamiji’s that some people were collecting extra parking fees from tourists using illegal receipts. He demanded to stop all types of Illegal activities in the parking area.
Pejawar Swamiji agreed to the proposal of Shiroor Swamiji and said that the illegal activities in the collection of parking fees had come to his notice. The in-charge for collecting Parking fees had not deposited the collection with the Math’s Trust but was paid for Yatri Nivas Building loan account. The parking fees collected were not misused. The Pejawar Swamiji also said that from today onwards the Shiroor Swamiji will be taking over as in-charge of the Parking area and the Yatri Nivas development. All the other Swamijis agreed with Pejawar Swamiji’s decision.
Speaking to Media persons Shiroor Swamiji said, “I will take charge of the Parking Area and Yatri Nivas premises and we will build 10 permanent shops in the area. A person will be appointed to collect the Parking fees from the tourists and the amount will be deposited in the trust’s account every month. We will undertake developmental works through the trust”.