Photos: Prashanth Nayak
Mangaluru, July 22, 2016: Sri Vidyadhiraja Theertha Swamiji, the Pontiff of Sri Gokarna Parthagali Mutt arrived in Mangaluru from Udupi on July 21, Thursday evening for his 50th Chaturmasa. He was accorded a warm welcome by the community members near the Swadeshi Stores.
Shibroor Prabhaker Kamath offered Pada Pooja to the Swamiji. The Swamiji later symbolically distributed badges and uniforms to the volunteers who would be offering services during his Chaturmasa and blessed the devotees.
Kumble Narasimha Prabhu, Konchady Dinaker Shenoy, Jayakar Bhat, Ammembal Shivananda Kamath, Chaturmasa Committee members and members of the community were present in large numbers.