Mysuru, December 30:- “The demise of seer Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt is a loss unbearable for the heritage of saints in India,” said Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt.
“Pejavara seer was committed to Dharma and society. He was the pontiff of a mutt that followed traditions. His social concerns are always remembered. He was suffering from fever during his chathurmasa. He had gone to Dalit areas. He had told that he would do the work of God and society till he lives. He was treating everyone equally. Though his visits to Dalit areas led to a controversy, he didn’t stop doing it. He was speaking the anti-people issues in governance. He was treating everyone fondly despite ideological differences. Siddaganga seer, Pejavara seer are the examples of the great tradition of Indian saints,” he said in his media release.
YKC Wadiyar, Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji condole
Titular king of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar condoled the demise of Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji.
“The demise of Vishwesha Theertha seer has deeply saddened me. He took monastic ordination at a very tender age and served Lord Krishna for 80 years. He dedicated his life for social reforms. I pray to Goddess Chamundeshwari to give strength to the state to overcome this sadness,” he said in his social media platforms. He also shared a rare photo of Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji with Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.
“Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji took sanyasa when he was just 7 years old. When I was 11 years, he was 19. Jayachamaraja Wadiyar had constructed a temple in Mysuru. I had met Vishwesha Theertha then for the first time. Since then we were in contact. He has done great achievements in social, religious fields. He was not limited to Hindus. He had Muslim and Christian followers as well. Only his body was aged, not his soul,” said Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji.
Sri Krishnadhama of Mysuru wore a deserted look due to the demise of the seer. Prayers and tributes were offered to the image of Vishwesha Theertha inside the mutt. The seer had observed his last chathurmasa in 2019 in the city. He had observed his chathurmasa thrice in Mysuru, in 2003, 2012 and 2019. He had also organised the convention of Akhila Bharata Madhwa Mahamandala.
“The seer had a great affection for Mysuru. He used to stay in Krishnadhama happily as he would in Udupi Krishna Mutt,” said Raghuram Rao of Krishnadhama.
Pejawar Dhama old-age home, started by Vishwesha Theertha seer in 2019 at JP Nagar also mourned the demise of the seer. (MR/KS)