The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi.
“Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of people for whom he was always a guiding light. A powerhouse of service and spirituality, he continuously worked for a more just and compassionate society. Om Shanti.
I consider myself blessed to have got many opportunities to learn from Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji. Our recent meeting, on the pious day of Guru Purnima was also a memorable one. His impeccable knowledge always stood out. My thoughts are with his countless followers”, the Prime Minister said.
Vishvesha Teertha Swami, the head of prominent Pejavara Mutt and one among the Ashta Mathas of Udupi, passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday.
The seer was shifted to Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt on Sunday morning from KMC Hospital where he was under treatment. He was critical and connected to a ventilator at the hospital.
The government of Karnataka has announced a three-day mourning for the revered Seer.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, too, remembered the Seer to pay homage. “Deeply pained to learn about the demise of Sri Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swami ji of the Pejawar mutt, Udupi. He was an epitome of humanity, kindness and knowledge. His selfless contribution towards the welfare of people and society has no parallels (SIC),” he said.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa prayed for the devotees of Swami and said, “May Lord Krishna grant salvation to his soul. I would pray for the devotees to give them the strength to overcome their pain.”