Pejavara Paryaya 2016 - Bhatta Muhurta
Pejawar Matha performs Bhatta Muhurta as part of Paryaya festival at Udupi
ಪೇಜಾವರ ಮಠಾಧೀಶರಾದ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ ತೀರ್ಥ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವ್ರ 5ನೇ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಪರ್ಯಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಭರದ ಸಿದ್ಧತೆ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಉಡುಪಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಠದ ಅವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ 24-12-2015 ಭತ್ತ ಮೂಹುರ್ತ ನಡೆಯಿತು.
Elaborate rituals marked the Bhatta Muhurta. After prayers were offered to the presiding deity, Lord Rama Vittala, at Pejawar Matha, a procession of archaks, scholars, officials of the matha and devotees, was taken out around 7 a.m.
The procession then reached the Chandramouleshwara and Ananteshwara temples where prayers were offered. Then, those taking part in the procession entered the Sri Krishna Matha/Temple, where they offered prayers to Lord Krishna and Lord Mukhyaprana (Hanuman).
They offered prayers at Lord Subrahmanya’s shrine, the “Vrindavana” and the “Go-Shala” on the temple premises and returned to the entrance of the Pejawar Matha. A procession once again was taken out from the Pejawar Matha.
Then four persons holding a basket or “murra” of paddy on their heads walked in the procession followed by a golden palanquin containing a small “murra” of paddy, along with devotees and traditional drum beaters. One “murra” roughly equals to 40 kg, while the small “murra” weighs about 20 kg.
The procession went around the Car Street. Then, all the five “murras” of paddy were taken to the Badagu Malige, the storehouse for the Paryaya festival at the Sri Krishna Matha/Temple, at 7.45 a.m.
Elaborate rituals marked the Bhatta Muhurta at the Badagu Malige at 8 a.m. The Navagraha Danas were then given to the representatives of other mathas. A decorated dome or “shikara” was placed on the firewood chariot near the Madhwa Sarovara pond on the occasion.
According to H.K. Sureshacharya, principal of SMSP Sanskrit College, the aim of the four major preliminaries such as Bale Muhurta, Kattige Muhurta, Akki Muhurta and Bhatta Muhurta was to ensure abundant supply of foodgrains to feed the thousands of devotees who visited the Sri Krishna Matha/Temple