Udupi: Renovated Sri Nithyananda Swami Mandir Matha inaugurated in grand ceremony

10:41 AM Jan 17, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Udupi: Sri Bhagavan Nithyananda Mandir is another feather in the crown of Udupi city which is famous for the Ashta Mathas. When educational and health institutions are established along with this temple, the wishes of the devotees will be fulfilled and the temple will rise to new heights said, MAHE Pro Chancellor Dr. H.S. Ballal on Monday.


He was speaking at a religious event held on the occasion of the dedication of the renewed temple of Sri Bhagavan Nithyananda Swami Mandir Matha, Garbhagriha, and the consecration of Sri Guruvarya’s Panchaloha idol in Udupi.

Nithyananda Swami will be the greatest inspiration for all devotees including philanthropist K.K. Avarsekar, whose largehearted donation made the renovation of the temple possible, he said and added that MAHE will give full cooperation to the establishment of education, health institutions, and the development of the temple.

MLA K. Raghupati Bhat, in his address, said that the contribution of K K Avarsekar for the renovation of Nithyananda Swami Mandir Matha, in the heart of Udupi, has created a new history for the city. The path leading to the temple is narrow and efforts are being made to widen the street by clearing some of the buildings in front of the temple, he added.

Mumbai-based businessman K K Avarsekar presided over the function.  Honored advisor and guide Sridham Manila Mohanadasa Paramahamsa Swamiji, and Tungareshwar Sri Sadananda Swamiji blessed the audience.


Dignitaries including Pushpa Avarsekar, Mumbai businessman Surendra Kallianpur, Sri Bhagavan Nithyananda Swami Mandir Matha President Kodavoor Divakar Shetty, Jayakrishna Shetty Thonse, Harsha Group’s Suryaprakash, Architect Srinagesh Hegde, Restoration Committee Chairman Purushottam P. Shetty, Naveen Shetty Thonse, Chartered Accountant C.K. Patil Mumbai, Ganeshpuri Bhimeswara Sadhguru Nithyananda Sansthan Trustee Advocate Sandhya Jadhav, Mumbai Justice Yashasvi Marallokar, Prafulla Jaya Shetty, Dr. Ashok Shetty Surat, Balakrishna Shetty, Jagannath Hegde, Niranjan Mumbai, Naveen Shetty Thonse, M. Narasimha Shenoy of Kanhagad Trust, K.  Mohanchandran Nambiar among others were present.

Kanhangad Trust Trustee and Former Minister B. Nagaraja Shetty welcomed the gathering. Kala Jagattu Vijaya Kumar Shetty compered the event.

K K Avarsekar felicitated

Dr. H S Ballal and MLA K Raghupati Bhat felicitated philanthropist K K Avarsekar who made the largest financial contribution for the renovation of the Sri Nithyananda Swami Mandir Matha.

More than 10,000 devotees participated in the festivities organized on Monday at the renovated temple, including Punyaha, pratishta kalasha, Adhivasa Homa, Mahaganapati yaga, Bimba Punahpratishte of Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Swami, Jeeva kalashabhisheka, Prasanna puja, Mahapuja, Pallapuja, and Maha Annasantharpane.

Deeparadhane, Rangapuja and various religious and variety programs were held in the evening.


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