Mangalore, July 16: Tulabhara ritual was organized by Kalkura Pratishthana for Pejawar Mutt pontiff Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji in the city on Tuesday evening.
Speaking on the occasion, the seer said that he would be embarking on a year-long all India pilgrimage within a few months. He also mentioned that, prior to his pilgrimage he would be observing Chaturmasya Vratha in Mumbai from July 22 to September 8 and then launch the pilgrimage from Badari, a historic place in Uttara Kananda district of Karnataka.
Speaking about the impending Paryaya of Udupi Krishna Mutt, the 83-year-old seer said that it would be his fifth Paryaya and he would be the first pontiff in the Mutt to attain five Paryayas. The improvisation of tourist facilities should be given priority during the said.
He said that amidst all other new facilities, a research centre would be established at a cost of Rs 5 crore, wherein emphasis would be given for the translation of the works of Madhwacharya to Hindi and English.
A new residential school, Ananda Theertha Vidyalaya, will also be established in Pajaka, the birthplace of Madhwacharya, it was informed.