Udupi, Jan 14, 2021: The new Suvarna Chatra (Golden Umbrella) was dedicated to Udupi Sri Krishna on the occasion of Makara Sankramana today.
Makara Sankramana has a special significance in Udupi as Sri Madhvacharya had installed (concentrated) Sri Krishna idol on this day.
Paryaya Peetadhipathi Sri Eeshapriya Tirtha Sripadaru and Adamaru Matha senior peetadhipathi Sri Vishwapriya Tirtha Sripadaru, Sri Vidya Sagara Tirtha Sripadaru (Krishnapura Matha), Sri Vidyadheesha Tirtha Sripadaru (Palimaru Matha senior pontiff), Sri Vishwaprasanna Tirtha Sripadaru (Pejawara Matha), Sri Vidyavallabha Tirtha Sripadaru (Kaniyoor Matha), Sri Vishwavallabha Tirtha (Sode Matha), Sri Vidyarajeshwara Tirtha (Palimaru Matha junior pontiff) were present on the occasion.
The golden umbrella is used during the daily alankara of Udupi Sri Krishna.
As the gold umbrella that is currently being used is almost worn out Adamaru Matha senior peetadhipathi Sri Vishwapriya Teertha Sripadaru and Paryaya Peetadhipathi Sri Eeshapriya Teertha Sripadaru decided to have the new Suvarna Chatra to Sri Krishna.
The umbrella weighs 2.5 kg. The total cost is ₹50 lakh.