Grand Start For Suttur Jatra Mahotsava
Nanjangud: Adi Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Shivayogigala Jatra Mahotsava, popularly known as Suttur Jatra Mahotsava, got off to a grand and colourful start at Suttur Sri Kshetra in the taluk yesterday.
Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar inaugurated the exhibition organised as part of the Jatra, in the presence of Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Hosamutt Seer Sri Chidananda Swamiji and Sri Sachchidananda Bharati Sripadam.
Social Welfare Minister Kota Srinivas Poojary inaugurated Samskruthika Mela and released ‘Bhajananjali’ book. Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil inaugurated Krishi Mela, State BJP Vice-President B. Y. Vijayendra launched ‘Millets Mela’ and MLA Dr. Yathindra Siddharamaiah inaugurated the boating facility as part of the annual event.
Health check up camp, Rangoli and Sobane contests were also inaugurated on the occasion. MLA C. S. Niranjan Kumar was the chief guest.
Dr. V. Lokesh from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru, delivered a lecture on cancer. Earlier, Mahasankalpa Poorvaka Maharudrabhisheka was conducted at ‘katru gadduge,’ followed by special puja at the temples.
Sri Channabasava Deshikendra Swamiji from Kodagu hoisted the flag while Ukkina Mutt’s Sambasadashiva Swamiji delivered a discourse.
At 8 am, abhisheka and mahamangalarati were performed to the Utsava Murthy of Adi Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Shivayogi and the Utsava Murthy was taken back from Sri Mutt to Katru Gadduge at 4.30 pm.
The rendition of folk songs, theatre songs, devotional songs and performance of bharatanatyam, followed by the staging of plays enthralled the gathering.
Mutts must check hatred in society: Shettar
Former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said, “Reformations in society are possible if religious mutts check hatred in society by bringing reforms in academic and health fronts apart from creating awareness.”
He was presiding over the inauguration of the Exhibition, Krishi, Siri Dhaanya and Samskruthika Melas, health check up camp and rangoli and sobane contests and boating, organised as part of Suttur Jatra yesterday.
“By bringing changes in the fields of health and education, Suttur Mutt is doing the works of the Government. The unity in the society is on wane while there is a rise in conflicts and distortion of peace. Suttur Seer should take the lead in bringing all communities together,” former CM Shettar said.