Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa visited the Pejawar mutt seer, while several other politicians took to Twitter to post their condolences
Udupi: The body of Pejawar mutt seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami has been brought to Bengaluru.
Minutes after 89-year-old Pejawar mutt seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami on Sunday (December 29) breathed his last in Udupi's Sri Krishna mutt in Karnataka, chief minister BS Yediyurappa reached the mutt to pay a visit to the seer.
Taking to Twitter, Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said that the seer had been upfront for the development of Hindus in the country and expressed his condolences in Kannada.
ಸುಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧ ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಅಷ್ಟಮಠಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಾದ ಪೇಜಾವರ ಮಠದ ಮುಖ್ಯಸ್ಥರಾಗಿ,ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸರಾಗಿ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಸೇವಕರಾಗಿ, ಅಪಾರ ವಿದ್ವತ್ತು, ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಹೋರಾಟ ಮೂಲಕ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ಗಳಿಸಿದ್ದ ಪೇಜಾವರ ಶ್ರೀವಿಶ್ವೇಶತೀರ್ಥ ಶ್ರೀಪಾದರು ಇಂದು ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಅಗಲಿ ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಲೀನರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.— Pralhad Joshi (@JoshiPralhad) December 29, 2019
ಶ್ರೀಗಳಿಗೆ ಭಗವಂತನು ಸದ್ಗತಿ ಕರುಣಿಸಲಿ. ಓಂ ಶಾಂತಿ.🙏 pic.twitter.com/eCE37oXs8i
Karnataka BJP MLA and chief minister BS Yediyurappa's son, BY Raghavendra, also expressed his grief over the demise of the Pejawar mutt seer. Taking to Twitter, the BJP MLA said, "Udupi's Sri Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swami of Pejawar mutt has attained divine peace."
ಉಡುಪಿ ಪೇಜಾವರ ಮಠದ ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ ತೀರ್ಥ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜೀಗಳು ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ಅಗಲಿ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣನಲ್ಲಿ ಐಕ್ಯರಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ. ಅವರ ದಿವ್ಯಾತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ದೊರಕಲಿ.— B Y Raghavendra (@BYRBJP) December 29, 2019
🙏 ಓಂ ಶಾಂತಿ 🙏 pic.twitter.com/LVtzmNNdpA
Consider the critical illness of the revered seer, all arrangements of ventilator and ICU units have been kept ready in the mutt.
Several saints, seers and devotees conducted special prayers for Vishwesha Teertha Swami. Junior seers of Udupi Pejawar Adhokshaja mutt along with others were seen chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam inside the mutt premises.
According to reports, the mortal remains of the Pejawar seer Vishwesha Theertha will be interred in Brindavana on the premises of Vidya Peetha in Bengaluru, as per the seer's last wish, by late evening.
Earlier, reports stated that Vishwesha Teertha Swami of Pejawar Mutt, who was admitted to Kasturba Hospital on December 20, was on life support as his condition had deteriorated.
The seer was given Sanyasa vows at the age of 8 in 1938. His vidya guru is Sri Vidyamanya Tirtharu of Sri Bhandarkeri Mutt, and Sri Palimaru Mutt. He has appointed Sri Vishwaprasanna Tirtha as his successor.
Last Updated 29, Dec 2019, 10:42 AM IST