According to Udupi MLA and working president of Paryaya Mahotsava Committee K. Raghupati Bhat, The Paryaya Mahotsava of Udupi Sri Krishna Temple/Mutt will be conducted in a simple manner this time. He told the press in Udupi on Sunday that the Pura Pravesha of the next Paryaya seer, Vidyasagara Tirtha of Krishnapura Mutt, is to be held at JoduKatte at 3 p.m. on Monday as a low-key celebration.
Meeting with the committee and Deputy Commissioner M. Kurma Rao and Superintendent of Police N. Vishnuvardhan on Paryaya celebrations declared that Pura Pravesha won’t be celebrated in a grand manner. Not many cultural troupes will be participating in the celebrations on Monday.
A simple civic felicitation on Monday will be held till 6 p.m, to adhere to night curfew rules. Even though Hore Kanike processions will be taken out starting Tuesday, they will not be held on the weekend, the MLA said. On January 17 night, the cultural events of the Paryaya Committee will end by 10 p.m., he added.
Mr. Bhat said that special permission from Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has been sought to organize Paryaya procession in the early hours on January 18, the Paryaya day. As it is expected that night curfew will continue to be in place, the customary Paryaya procession early on January 18 can be taken out through special permission. Even if permission is given for the procession, it will be taken out in a simple manner. The go-ahead is expected from the State Government within two or three days, he said.
Meanwhile, the Krishnapura Mutt seer was given a public felicitation in a simple manner on the premises of Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple in Mangaluru on Sunday.Mayor Premananda Shetty presided over it. The Paryaya Poura Sanmana Samithi, Mangaluru, arranged the felicitation.