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Bi-annual Dakke Bali Seva begins
Padubidri, January 18th, 2017: "Mandala" laying ceremony as a part of of Bi-annual Dhakke Bali services began at Padubidri Shri Khadgeshwari Brahmasthana on Tuesday, January 17th. "Hasiru Vani Hore Kanike" service procession by Padubidri Bengre Shivalli Brahmin Samastas started off from Padubidri Shri Mahalingeshwara temple in preparation as per the customs for the first Dakke Bali service.
During the occasion Udupi Shri Krishnapura Mutt Swamiji Shri Vidyasagara Tirtha Sripada paid a visit and he was escoted by procession to the Brahmasthana in a traditional manner..
Padubidri Beedu Arasu and Shri Mahalingwshwara Mahaganapathi temple's hereditary trustee Rathnakar Raj Arasu Kinyakka Ballal, Brahmasthana priests Ramakrishna Acharya, Keshava Acharya, Gururaj Acharya, Raghupati Acharya, Patris P.G. Narayan Rao and Suresh Rao, Shri Vanadurga trust president and the first Gurikara Shripati Kornaya, second Gurikara Balappa P.N. Srinivas Rao, third Gurikara Murudi Mohan Rao, principal secretary Y.N. Ramachanddra Rao, Gudde Vittal Rao, Patrama Krishnanand Rao, Balakrishna Rao, temple priest Gururaj Bhat, Ganapathi Kamath and others were present.