Udupi: The anointment ceremony of the 33rd pontiff of the Adamaru Mutt, one of the eight Mutts of Udupi, was held at the Kunjalugiri Durgadevi temple in the town on Thursday.
The new seer, Srisha S, will henceforth be called Eshapriyateertha Swami. He is an engineering graduate from Shiroor in Hiriyadka.
A number of rituals amid chanting of hymns were performed on the occasion. The ceremony was led by Vishwapriyateertha Swami, senior pontiff of the Mutt, and Vidyadheeshateertha Swami, his counterpart from the Palimaru Mutt, the ‘dwandwa Mutt’ of the Adamaru Mutt.
Later Eshapriyateertha Swami performed pooja of Durgadevi in the presence of the senior pontiffs.