Udupi: The Prathishta rituals of the 'Suvarna Gupura' of the sanctum sanctorum of the 800-year-old Sri Krishna Math would be held here from May 31 to June 10, 2019.
Addressing media persons at Sri Krishna Math on Tuesday, May 28, Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji of Paryaya Palimar Math said that the roof of the gopura was being adorned with sheets made from 300 kg of copper, 900 kg of silver and more than 100 kg of pure gold.
The Suvarna Gopura (Golden Dome) would have the shape of tiles which is the part of the culture of coastal Karnataka. A copper sheet has been laid on teakwood structure of the gopura. The copper sheet is covered with silver sheets and topped with a gold sheets. Twenty three carat gold has been used so that the sheet remains strong and retains its golden colour, Swamiji said.
The Sarvamoola religious texts written by the exponent of Dwaita philosophy Sri Madhwacharya had been printed on the copper sheet using laser technology. The total cost of this project is estimated at Rs 40 crore.
Meanwhile the inaugural invitation cards were released by Deputy Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati along with Nisha James, Superintendent of Udupi district police.
The seer said that the Shikhara Sthapane would be held on June 6, while the Brahmakalahotsava would be held at Sri Krishna Math on June 9. The Sahasra Rajatha Kalasha Abhisheka to Lord Krishna would be held on June 9. Satyama Theertha Swami of Uttaradi Math would inaugurate the Suvarna Gopura on May 31 at 9am and Vishwesha Theetha Swamiji of Pejawar Math would be presiding over the inaugural programme. A host of seminars, religious and cultural programmes would mark the dedication porogramme of the Suvarna Gopura.
A procession as a precursor to the dedication of Suvarna Gopura would be held on June 1 from Jodukatte at 4 pm via court road, old Diana Circle, KM Marg. Service bus stand, Kidiyoor hotel road, city bus stand, Kalsanka junction to Rajangana parking place of the math and culminated at Car street. The procession will be inaugurated by Pejawar Math Swamiji and Satyatma Swami of Uttrardi math.
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