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Installation ceremony of Sri Madhwacharya statue to be held from May 8

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Udupi, May 2: The pratishtapana mahotsava of the 32

ft tall statue of the exponent of Dwaita philosophy Sri Madhwacharya installed on a concrete structure at the bottom of the Kunjargiri hillock at Kunjargiri village, about 11 km from, will be held from May 8 to 10.

Vidyadheesha Tirtha Swami of Palimar Mutt said that the work of sculpting the statue, which started in August 20...

Udupi, May 2: The pratishtapana mahotsava of the 32-ft tall statue of the exponent of Dwaita philosophy Sri Madhwacharya installed on a concrete structure at the bottom of the Kunjargiri hillock at Kunjargiri village, about 11 km from, will be held from May 8 to 10.

Vidyadheesha Tirtha Swami of Palimar Mutt said that the work of sculpting the statue, which started in August 2013, when a 180-tonne grey granite monolith rock was brought from a quarry at Koira in Devanahalli village near Bengaluru, was completed at Kunjargiri hillock in January 2017. The statue was installed on March 28 this year.

A team of about 10 sculptors under chief sculptor, Ashok Gudigar, and his assistant, Kumar, sculpted the statue. The statue was sculpted as per the 32 parameters laid down in the text, “Tantrasara”, written by Sri Madhwacharya.

Besides, the statue, an eight feet high “panipeetha” on which the statue has been installed, too been sculpted. The statue along with the “panipeetha” sits on a concrete structure of 40 ft high constructed at the bottom of the hillock. The statue thus stands 140 ft above the ground.

The religious function connected to the installation would begin at 4 p.m. on May 7 with a procession from Pajaka, birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya, (about 2 km from Kunjargiri), to Kunjargiri. As many as 10 seers from different mutts would be participating in the Sant Sammelan to be held at 5.30 p.m.

There will be a special “abhisheka” (anointment) of the statue from 8.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on May 8. The statue would be consecrated (“pratishtapane”) as per religious rituals at 10.46 a.m. on the same day.

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