Dharmasthala, Apr 25, 2016: In line with a request by Dharmadhikari D. Veerendra Heggade made sometime back, Jagadgurus of Sringeri Sharada Peetam, Sri Bharati Tirtha Swamiji and his junior Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Swamiji, were in Dharmasthala on Apr 24, Sunday, to inaugurate a guesthouse built at the abode of Sri Manjunathaswamy. Dharmasthala, the Swamijis arrived on Apr 23, Saturday.
Inaugurating the 500-room guesthouse, "Sahyadri" at Dharmasthala, Sri Bharati Tirtha said that protecting and following Dharma should be one’s sole aim in life. The Swamiji said that one has to inculcate moral values in words, deeds and in all ways.
Speaking on the occasion, Dharmadhikar Heggade appealed to devotees to maintain cleanliness in the temple town even as every effort is being made to keep the Netravathi clean with the help of local residents. The Sahyadri guesthouse, he said, is eco-friendly and no wood has been used in its construction. Doors, windows and furniture are made of fibre, while solar power is used to provide hot water, he said. He also announced Rs. 1 crore special package for drought-hit areas, of which Rs. 50 lakh would be spent for drinking water and the balance for fodder.
Minister for Housing M.H. Ambarish and his wife Sumalatha, Belthangady MLA K. Vasantha Bangera, D. Harshendra Kumar, younger brother of dharmadhikari Heggade, and others were present.