Karnataka: State Honours Given To Pejavara Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami

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Pejavara Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami, who passed away on Sunday morning, was given state honours in the presence of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa in Udupi

Written By Varsha Chavan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Karnataka

Pejavara Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami, who passed away on Sunday morning, was given state honours in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in Udupi city. The mortal remains of Vishwesha Teertha Swami have reached Basavanagudi in Bengaluru for the last rites. The mortal remains of Teertha Swami were kept for the public to pay final tributes in Bengaluru, before being cremated at the evening.

The last rites of Teertha Swami will be performed at 7 pm today evening at Vidyapeeth, Udupi MLA K Raghupati Bhat said this morning. Speaking to the media, Bhat said, "Pejavara Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami Ji passed away at 9:30 am today. His mortal remains will be kept at Ajjarakadu Mahatma Gandhi Maidan for three hours today, where he will be given state honours. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will also pay a visit."

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CM Yediyurappa announces 3-day mourning period

Meanwhile, the state government has announced three-day mourning from December 29-31, following the demise of Pejavara Mutt Seer. "May Lord Krishna grant salvation to his soul. I would pray for the devotees to give them the strength to overcome their pain," said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. He announced a three-day mourning period in the state and said that all state respects will be paid to the seer. 

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PM Modi pays tribute

Paying his tribute to Pejawar Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is the guiding light who remains in the heart of lakhs of people. 

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Pejawar Mutt Seer Vishwesha Teertha Swami passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 88 due to illness. He was admitted to KMC Hospital on December 20 after he developed breathing difficulties and was in the Intensive Care Unit ever since. Acting upon his wish, the seer was shifted to the Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt and the treatment was supposed to continue there. His demise was announced by Raghupati who stated that the revered saint breathed his last on Sunday morning.

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