Udupi, Mar 28, 2019: Speaking to media, Paryaya Palimaru Mutt pontiff Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Sripada will officially induct Shailesh Upadhyaya, aged 20 years, as his future successor and junior.
The seer said that he is all set to perform the rituals of ordaining the disciple during his current tenure as the Paryaya seer. Shailesh is a student of the Palimaru mutt’s Sriyogadeepika Vidya Mutt now. The rituals of ‘Sanyasa Deekshe’, the initiation into monkhood, will be held from May 9 to 12.
Vidyadheesha Theertha, 63, feels that a disciple is needed to run the mutt’s administration and hence, a junior is being inducted into the mutt’s tradition. Shailesh has studied up to Class 10 and is studying Tharka, Veda and Vyakarana and has come forward to embrace the monkhood voluntarily, the seer said.
After initiation into monkhood, he will pursue Vedanta, Shastra and Puja rituals under the Paryaya Palimaru seer.
Shailesh said he is interested in spirituality and fond of worshipping Lord Rama and Krishna. “I want to immerse myself in spiritual life. Hence, I approached the Palimaru seer. I was happy when the seer agreed, but worried when my parents disagreed. They gave consent after looking at my horoscope,” he said adding that he is aware of the commitment towards the rituals to be followed in Sanyasharama.
On May 9, there will be ‘Atmashuddhi’, the self-purification ritual. May 10, Shailesh will be initiated into monkhood with ‘Pranava Mantra’. May 11, he will be initiated into learning the ‘Ashta Mahamantra’. After the ‘Peetarohana’ ceremony on May 12, he will be inducted as junior seer of the Palimaru Mutt .