Udupi, May 18, 2017: At Udupi, Brahmakalashotsava celebrations, renovations of the platform “Pauli” surrounding the sanctum sanctorum of the 800 year old Sri Krishna Mutt has been progressing well from May14 to the 18, the final day is today Thursday.
Extensive renovation of the Pauli has cost upto Rs.2.8 crores. Over 3,000 cubic feet of best quality wood was brought from government timber depots and saw mills were being used for the renovation. Around 50 craftsmen carpenters working in teams completed the entire project. The height of the roof has been increased to provide better ventilation in the temple premises. The roof of the Muth is now covered with copper sheets, 12 tonnes of copper has been used for the sheets, and copper nails weighing 500 kg have been used to ensure that they do not gather rust over a period of time.
1,008 silver pitches “Rajatha Kalashas” were brought in a procession from Jodu Katte to the temple. Horekanike and Kalashabhisheka were offered to Lord Sri Krishna. Important rituals like homas and other poojas are being performed in connection with the Brahmakalashotava Mahotsav at the temple premises from Sunday. Maha Annasantharpane is being provided to all the devotees visiting the temple in these days.
While the Paryaya festival is held once in two years, a Brahmakalashotsava festival will be held once in 12 years.
The main and the concluding Brahmakalashotsava ceremony will be held today, May 18, at the Temple. A large number of devotees are seen converging on the temple every day.