Pejavar seer releases volume on Sri Krishna Matha
Published by The Hindu, it explores religious and cultural ethos of the matha
Vishvesha Theertha Swami of the Pejavar Matha released a special volume, ‘Udupi Sri Krishna Matha: Living a Philosophy’, published by The Hindu, here on Thursday.
The 92-page volume is designed to be a collector’s item, with a portfolio of photographs. It explores the religious, spiritual and cultural ethos of the Sri Krishna Matha here.
The 86-year-old Vishvesha Theertha, who is on a historic fifth Paryaya tenure, commended The Hindu for bringing out the volume, which he said would encourage even more devotees to visit the matha and understand Dvaita philosophy. Madhvacharya had emphasised that along with prayers and worship of the Lord, people should render service to society. They should care for the poor and the distressed. The ‘bhakti deekshe’ was not the preserve of a few but could be attained by anyone who followed the teachings of the Lord Krishna, he said.
Vishwaprasanna Theertha, junior pontiff of the Pejavar Matha, said that as the title of the volume, ‘Living a Philosophy’, indicated, philosophy should not just stay in a book but must be lived by the devotees.
S.S. Hegde, Regional Manager, Syndicate Bank, and P. Vishveshwar Rau, Senior Divisional Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India, were chief guests.
Santhosh K. Thampi, editorial anchor of the volume, spoke.
Collector’s item: Vishvesha Theertha Swami & Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swami releasing the special volume on Thursday.