Chaturmasya Vratha: Sri Vidyahamsa Bharathi Swamiji arrives in city

Mysuru: Sri Vidyahamsa Bharathi Swamiji of Thridhama Kshetra in Pandavapura taluk arrived in city last evening to undertake Chaturmasya Vratha till Sept. 24.

The Swamiji was welcomed with Poornakumbha by District Brahmana Sangha President D.T. Prakash, former Ministers S.A. Ramdas and C.H. Vijayashankar.

The Swamiji was taken in a procession on a silver chariot from Ramaswamy Circle to Srirama Mandira in Krishnamurthypuram accompanied by an array of folk troupes.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA S.A. Ramdas opined that a person who has belief in dharma will not be let down in life.

Briefing on the programme to follow, Sangha leader Sreesha Bhat said that puja rituals will be held daily from 6 am followed by bhajans and mass recitation of Vishnu Sahasranama, Lalitha Sahasranama, Padapuja and mangalarathi. He added that Mass Soundarya Lahari and Hanuman Chalis Parayana have been organised at 5 pm.

Chaturmasya Seva Samithi Hon. President Shankarnarayan Shastri, Brahmana Dharma Sahaya Sabha President Srinivas and others were present.

Raghuvarendra Swamiji coming tomorrow

Vittaladhama and Sri Krishna Mithra Mandali together have organised the 10th Chaturmasya Vratha of Raghuvarendra Swamiji of Bheemanakatte at Sri Krishnadhama in Saraswathipuram here from Aug 3 to Sept 25.

Disclosing this at a press meet at Pathrakarthara Bhavan here recently, Chaturmasya Seva Samithi’s Jayaram Bhat said that the Swamiji will be brought in a procession on Aug. 3 at 4 pm from Javaregowda Park in Saraswathipuram to Krishnadhama.

He further said that from Aug. 4 to 12, discourses, Keerthanas and interactions have been organised daily at 6 pm.

From Aug. 13 to 23, ‘Dasagana’ contest would be held with cash prizes of Rs. 10,000, Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 3000 for the first three winners.