Udupi, Feb 02, 2018: The responsibility of managing the parking area of Sri Krishna Mutt has been assigned to Sri Lakshmivara Theertha Swamiji of Shiroor Mutt as per a unanimous decision taken by the Ashta Mutt seers, thereby putting a full stop to the controversy.
The decision was taken at a meeting held on Thursday at the Vijayadhwaja building of Pejawar Mutt in the presence of the Ashta Mutt pontiffs including the Pejawar seer and the Shiroor seer.
The controversy had cropped up a few days ago after the Shiroor seer had bulldozed and vacated a few shops in the parking area of the Mutt on the grounds that there were irregularities in the collection of parking fee. The parking area was earlier managed by the Sri Krishna Mutt’s Parisara Abhivridhi Trust.
At the meeting the Shiroor Seer also produced several receipts bearing the same serial number, with regard to collection of parking fees and also alleged that higher parking fee was collected.
Finally, it was decided to entrust the parking area responsibility to the Shiroor Seer.
Sri Vidyadheesha Swamiji of Paryaya Phalimar Mutt, Sri Vishwa Prasanna Theertha Swamiji, Junior Pontiff of Pejawar Mutt, Sri Vishwa Vallabha Theertha Swamiji of Sode Mutt and Sri Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji, junior swamiji of Admar Mutt participated in the meeting.
Later speaking to reporters, the Pejewar seer said the Mutt assistant had not remitted the parking free amount to the Trust and that action has been initiated against him.