Connecting disciples of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
In his recent visit to Udupi, Jayapataka Swami met with Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of the Pejawara Adhokshaja Mutt. Sri Vishwesha Tirtharu is the current Svamiji of the Pejavara Adokshaja Matha, founded by Sri Madhvacharya. Born in 1931, Sri Vishwesha Swami took Sanyas at a very young of 8.
The Krishna deity in Udupi was personally worshiped by Lord Krishna's queens. Vishwesha Swami is now under a two year term, during which he worships Udupi Krishna.In the two year term, he will not be leaving the temple premises.
Both Vishwesha Swami and Jayapataka Swami were delighted to see each other.In an affectionate manner,Vishwesha Swami expressed that he if not for his vow, he would come and met his old friend, Guru Maharaj.They both share a relationship that goes back over 20 years.Guru Maharaj had hosted Vishwesha Swami at Sri Dham Mayapur about 20 years ago. The two were recollecting those wonderful days.Guru Maharaj had hosted the Swami at Mayapur about 20 years ago and now he was reciprocating to the Swami's visit.
Its's rather special that Guru Maharaj suggested that they celebrate Gaura Purnima at the Udupi Math, for which Viswesha Swami readily agreed.
The Swami said , Jayapataka Swami means Victory and he will bring victory where ever he goes and that he has and will continue to sow the seed of Krishna Bhakti.
Sitting with Guru Maharaj before the Diety of Sri Vyasa-Tirtha in the Udupi temple complex, Vishwesha Swami said that since both the Swamis belong to the same sampradaya, it was like meeting a dear brother! Before taking leave, Swami made strong petition to Udupi Krishna , requesting him to improve Guru Maharaj's health and prayed that Guru Maharaj be in good health for a long time and preach Krishna consciousness all over the world.
A team of devotees from Bangalore headed by HG Varada Krishna Prabhu along with local devotees from Manipal, Udupi and Mangalore facilitated the entire program.
Photos by Mahavaraha Das
Last updated by Janaki Ramachandra Das Nov 20, 2016.