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Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana - Offering of golden armour, palanquin Ashwavahana and inauguration of Raja Gopura
Padubidri, Jan. 30th, 2016: Various religious and cultural programmes were held at Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana on Friday on account of offering of golden armour, palanquin, ashwavahana and inauguration of Raja Gopura. Hundreds of devotees took part in the attractive procession from Padubidri Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple to the daivasthana. After the inauguration of new Raja Gopura, the religious programme was held at Satyanatha Vedike near the daivasthana.
Kemaru Shri Esha Vittaldas Swamiji inaugurated the ceremony and gave his blessings. Udupi district minister-in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake addressed the gathering and said, "The Kallatte daivasthana can be considered as complete now with today's offerings and the renovation work of Padubidri Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple will be completed without any problems and all preparations will be done from now itself." Bangalore entrepreneur, MRG Group chaiman and Padubidri Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple renovation committee president Prakash Shetty said that he has got an opportunity to take leadership for renovation and development of the temple.
Daivasthana's guttinar Vishukumar Shettybal presided. Kallatteguttu original family members Dr. Y. Shivananda Shetty, Annayya Shetty, Mumbai entrepreneurs Mahesh Shetty, Harish Shetty Gundladi, Devu Sherigar, Mumbai Danpada Shri Durgaparameshwari temple's Purushotham Bhat, P. Ravindranagth G. Hegde, Padmanabha Kornaya, Yermal Udaya K. Shetty, Ramakrishna Shetty Kallatteguttu, Ramesh Shetty Moodu Gundladi, Zilla Panchayat member Gitanjali Suvarna, Taluk Panchayat member Bhaskar Padubidri, Harishchandra R. Poojary, Sunil Punja Moodu Giundladi, Kumar Bangera, Dinesh Kotian, PK Ramdas, Harish Devadiga, Anitas V. Shetty, Narayana Devadiga, Thimmappa Suvarna and other dignitories were on the dais. Swarna Kavacha Samiti president Mithun R. Hegde welcomed the guests. Bhaskar K. delivered the opening address. Jaya Shetty compered. Swarna Kavacha Samiti secretary Sadashiva proposed vote of thanks.