Sri Vidyadheesha Teertha Sripadaru finds His successor
The pontiff of paryaya Shri Palimaru, His Holiness Vidyadheesha Teertha has chosen the youth Shri Shailesh Upadhyaya as his successor. His Holiness Vidyadheesha Teertha is the 31st pontiff of Shri Palimaru Matha which was founded by Shri Madhvacharya and taken ahead by Shri Hrishikesha Teertha. His Holiness who is currently 63 years of age was in pursuit of a suitable person for his successor's position. His Holiness is pleased with the fact that his successor has been found at Yogadeepika Vidyapeeta itself, which was founded by his guru Shri Vidyamanya Teertha and is currently being advanced by His Holiness.
Shri Shailesh Upadhyaya is the eldest son of Shri Surendra Upadhyaya and Smt.Lakshmi Surendra Upadhyaya who hail from Kodavooru Kambalakatta village located near Udupi. Their second son Vishvesha Upadhyaya is doing his medical studies.
In a press conference organized to announce the selection of his successor, His Holiness said, “Sanyasa ashrama cannot be conferred by force. The person must be interested in asceticism. There must be alignment of all the factors stated in shastra. The parents of the Vatu must give their consent. We had provided the horoscope of the vatu to three different eminent astrologers. This fact was unknown between them. However in conclusion, there was consensus in the opinion of theirs. They opined that the choice of this youth as the successor to Shri Matha would be a good decision. Not only us, the parents of the youth too inquired about this with astrologers of excellence at Kerala and there too, they have received positive affirmation. The vatu is already studying shastra at Yogadeepika Vidyapeeta. His further study will be under my own tutelage. May all your prayers and good wishes be bestowed upon the youth.”
On 26.03.2019 the elder members of the family of Shailesh Upadhyaya approached His Holiness and informed him of their consent to the scion of their family accepting asceticism and thereafter, entrusted the youth to Shri Samsthana in front of Lord Krishna.
- The conferment of ashrama will begin from 09.05.2019 onwards. On this day, programs of prayaschitta, Viraja homa and atmashraddha will be conducted.
- On 10.05.2019 the vatu will embrace sanyasa ashrama and will take pranava mantra deeksha from His Guru. This ritual will take place at brahmee muhurta.
- On 11.05.2019 ashtamahamantra upadesha will take place.
- On 12.05.2019 the pattabhishekha of the successor to the peetha of Shri Palimaru Matha which is the peetha of Shri Hrishikesha Teertha will take place.
All these rituals will be conducted at the sarvajna simhasana itself
"The disciples of Shri Matha, followers, devotees should not await a separate invitation. Think of this as your own duty and participate in all the programs and earn the grace of Lord Krishna - Mukhyaprana." His Holiness thus rendered an invitation to all at the press conference.
- Sri Palimaru Matha Staff correspondent