Om Gurubhyo Namah | ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಭ್ಯೊ ನಮಃ
ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ವಾಮನಾಶ್ರಮ ಶ್ರೀಗಳ ಅಂಕೋಲ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ
– Report By Pradeep Shetti
Our Pranams at the lotus feet of Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Sharadamba, Param pujya peetadhipatis of Shringeri Matha and Pa Pu Sri Sri Vamanashrama Swamiji
ಅಂಕೋಲಾ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಠ್ಠಲ ಸದಾಶಿವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ವಾಮನಾಶ್ರಮ ಶ್ರೀಗಳಿಂದ ಪೂಜಾ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ
Dear Samaj bandhavas,
Hearty Welcome to you all to the Guruvandana programme of Pa Pu Vamanashrama Swamiji being held 6th and 7th October 2018. The programme was a grand success. Nearly 550 to 600 people participated in the Guruvandana Programme held under the able leadership Of Ganesh SHETTI, Krishnanand Sir Arun SHETTI, Sri Panduranga SHETTI Sir, Sri Jagannath Kadame, Malmane Sir etc .And Swamiji was extremely pleased with the programme. We are all thankful to all the organisers, participants (especially those who have come from far off places) donors, Mahila Mandal, youth wing, members of Vithal Sadashiv temple committee and all those who have helped us directly or indirectly for the successful organisation of the programme.
We would like to share few points about the Haladipur matha and present Swamiji of the matha. As you all know our Kannada Vaishya Samaj is following the parampara of Sringeri Matha and we are doing seva with utmost shraddha n bhakti.
Brief History of Haladipur Matha.
The Haldipur Matha is located in Haldipur near Honnavar,Uttar Kannada Dist. It has a history of nearly 5 centuries.The present peetadhipati is the 8th Swamiji. Sri Shantashrama swamiji was the first and he is believed to have migrated from Kashi (U.P.) to avoid the atrocities of the invaders. The matha reached the glorious stage in the first half of 19 th century. It had large followers among Vaishya community in Karnataka, Maharashtra His and other southern states. The 4th Guru of Haldipur matha Sri Krishnashrama swamiji had received an Ajnya Patra from the 30th peetadhipati , Sri Sachidanand Bharati of Shringeri matha in 1782.
During its glorious period, the earlier Swamijis used to travel along with elephants ,horses and hundreds of brahmins and bhaktas for dharma prachar. This guruparampara got disconnected in 1882 with the jalasamadhi of the 7th peetadhipati Sri Shantashrama swamiji.
And there were no peetadhipati from 1882 to 2004.
The Swamijis of Haldipur matha used to visit Shringeri matha for spiritual guidance and both mathas had a relation of Guru and Shishya.
Our Kannada vaishya samaj bandhavas were also connected with the Haldipur matha. One Mr Timmappa Venkatesh SHETTI (the father of 1st lawyer of our samaj Sri Mahableshwar Timmappa SHETTI) had become a trustee of Haldipur matha in 1880 and he had done seva of the matha during its difficult period. (Refer civil suit no 380 of 1884 of Honavar court). This has also been quoted in the write up printed by our Mumbai Kannada Vasishya sangha a few years ago.
Brief Introduction of Param pujya Vamanashrama swamiji.
Sri Sri Vamanashrama Swamiji was born in a Vaishya family in Cochin Kerala in 1981 and studied Vedas and shastras in Shringeri matha under the holy guidance of guidance of Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Swamiji from 1993 to 2004. He was given deeksha by Pa pu Sri Sri Sadyojata Shankarashrama Swamiji of Chitrapur Matha on 8th March 2004. The Gurupattabhisheka of Pa pu Vamanashrama Swamiji was conducted by Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi teertha swamijion 12 th March 2004. Our community leader Sri Shivanand Ramachandra SHETTI, the President of Mumbai KVS was present during the Pattabhishek programme on that day.
Sri Sri Vamanashrama Swamiji is well versed with our Shastras, philosophy of Adi Shankaracharya and other religious texts.
He can speak many languages. (Kannada, Malayalam ,Telugu, Konkani, Marathi ,Hindi English )
He has toured extensively in South India Goa, Maharashtra,Gujrat, M.P. Chattisgarh, U.P.
For Dharma Prachar.
ವಿಠ್ಠಲ ಸದಾಶಿವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ
AS per the advice of Sringeri Jagadguru, swamiji is working for bringing unity among all vaishya sub castes and organising them under one roof.He has undertaken many development projects In Haldipur Matha . Wherever he tours he is forming Yuva sanghatana and matra mandalis for welfare of samaj bandhavas in all fields like social,dharmik and spiritual and to attain the ultimate goal of human life. He always
Emphasises that we vaishyas should become strong physically, mentally and financially And vaishyas all over World should be united and work for the society and contribute for the Nava Nirmana of our Country. So dear group members please join hands and we will all welcome swamiji in a grand manner and listen to his ashirvachana and let us wholeheartedly participate in Swamijis
” Vaishya Sanghatana Abhiyaan”
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