Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pilgrimage to Malligere- 20-8-2012

More than 100 pilgrims undertook padayatra (walk to the destination) from Tiptur to Malligere a 28 kms journey on 19th and 20th August. Sri Maharaja's devotees from Hospet, Arasikere, Bengaloor and other places had joined them.
Malligere is the place where Sri Brahmachaitanya Maharaj first gave darshan to Sri G.Venkannaiah of Chintamani calling him to Gondavale, with the word "Gondavalyave". Some local people of Malligere have identified the place where Sri Maharaj stood then, and have installed a sthoopa and padukas. The devotees conducted Abhishek and pooja to  the padukas.  Gopooja was conducted . Mahaprasad was sereved to all the assembled devotees and all the villagers.
Sri Shankar of Hospet, Sri Jaya Prakash of Malligere and Many devotees of Tiptur made all the arrangements.