Udupi: Sri Krishna Matha will wait for two more weeks before opening the doors for devotees, though the govt has allowed the temples to open from June 1.
The state government has allowed opening the Endowment and private temples in the state from June 1, Sri Ishapriya Tirtha Swamiji, the present Paryaya Pontiff has decided to look at the situation for about two weeks and then open the temple for the public.
The decision has been taken to safeguard the tradition of the temple and also the health of the devotees.
“Sri Madhwacharya had installed Lord Krishna and appointed eight seers for the daily Pooja. The tradition has continued unaltered to this day. COVID-19 has hit the world. To ensure the tradition of Sri Krishna Mutt is unaffected and following the directions of Prime Minister and the district administration, the entry to the Mutt was stopped for the public,” the press communique by the Mutt stated.
“The daily Pooja and other rituals continue as per the tradition and people have cooperated with the Math authorities by having the darshan from outside. As per the tradition, only Swamijis of Asta Mutt are supposed to offer Pooja to Lord Krishna. Though the government has decided to open up other temples, it would be difficult if there is any problem to the people inside,” the statement said.
“Though other temples are open for Darshan, it is equally important to protect the tradition set by Sri Madhwacharya. So considering the situation after 10-15 days and also after consulting other Swamijis, the Matha would be open for public darshan,” Sri Ishapriya Teertha Swamiji of Paryaya Sri Adamaru Matha stated.
The decision has been taken considering the health of the devotees also. Sri Adamaru Matha has requested the devotees to cooperate.