Udupi, Dec 23, 2016: Pejawar seer conferred ’pattabhisheka’ annointing, on Sridharanand Saraswathi, 25, member of Savitha Samaj as ’Peetathipathi’ at Rajangana, Krishnamutt, Udupi, on Dec 22, Thursday.
Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar mutt said, "As per the demand from Savitha Samaj and for the betterment of the community and Hindu Samaj, one of the most efficient persons was given Bhakthi Deeksha as ’Religious head’ of the community. Henceforth, he will serve society as ’Peetathipathi’. If he wishes in future, he will be given ’Sanyasi Deeksha’.
Madhwacharya always said that Bhakthi Deeksha is not limited to Brahmans alone, instead, it should be given to all. Linga Deeksha and Bhakthi Deeksha follow same regulations and rituals. All interested and dedicated people will be given Bhakthi Deeksha here, he added.
Sridhara, now known as Sridharanantha Saraswathi Swamiji, said, "I will continue as the religious head of my society for life. Within three years, I have plans to take ’Sanyasi Deeksha’. Till then, I will be in ’Varnashrama’. I aim to follow seer’s Hindu dharma philosophy. Hence, I have goshala at our ashram to protect the cows. I run Sanskrit education center, soon I will start an educational institution. Our community was meant to do Ayush Karma, however, it has been limited to hair cutting. Ayush Karma includes Ayurveda, music and other aspects of life. These will be taught in my ashram for future generation. With the blessings of Pejawar seer and elders, I hope to become successful."
His father Anjaneya, assistant manager at State Bank of Hydrabad and mother Padmavathi, a house wife, supported their son. His father spoke and said, "Our son never showed interest in studying English, he was always very fond of Sanskrit and Kannada. Though initially we tried to put him in an English medium school, his interest dragged him to Kannada medium. After completing SSLC, he did ’Vedha Adhyayana’ at Adhichinchanagiri Samsthana Mutt. He has a brother and sister studying engineering.