Mangaluru, Nov 23, 2017: As many as 94 devotees performed Ede Snana [rolling over the leftover food consumed by cows on plantain leaves] on the Chouthi (fourth) day of the Champa Sashti celebrations at the Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple in Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday.
After the controversial “Made Snana” wherein devotees rolled over leftover food consumed by Brahmins came to be stopped in the temple, Ede Snana was introduced as suggested by Udupi Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji. The Champa Sashti festival concludes on Friday, with the Sashti (sixth day of the Hindu calendar) celebrations.
After the Mahapooje at the temple in the afternoon, 432 plantain leaves were spread outside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
The offerings made to Lord Subrahmanya were served on these leaves after which the temple cows were allowed to consume the prasadam.
Thereafter, the devotees rolled over the leftover food to fulfil their vows.
Temple archaks, Vedic experts from the Endowment Department and temple managing committee president Nityananda Mundodi were present.
Courtesy: The hindu