Udupi: The ‘Three Chariot Festival’, a part of the ‘Sapthotsava’, was held with traditional pomp and gaiety at Car Street here on Wednesday, January 14. A large number of devotees participated in the event.
It was on the day of ‘Makara Sankranti’ that the exponent of the Dwaita philosophy, Acharya Madhwa, installed a beautiful idol of Lord Krishna in Udupi nearly 800 years ago. To commemorate this, the ‘Sapthotsava’ is held every year.
After the Puja, the Paryaya Kaniyoor Shri Vidyaavallbhatheertha Swamiji offered mantrakshata to the devotees. Later, the utsava murtis were carried to the sanctum sanatorium of the temple and the Mangalarati was performed. Swamiji then offered sandal oil, paste and flowers to the other Swamijis.
The ‘Churnotsava’ will be held here on Thursday January 15, marking the culmination of the Sapthotsava.