Sri Suttur mutt in association with AKKA- Kaveri Kannada Sangha, USA and Sri Devraj Moolchand Charitable Trust donated grocery kits to the 650 families of artists, musicians, priests etc., who were severely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji distributed the kits at Mysuru on 6th June 2020.
“Make our planet a better place to live”- His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra MAhaswamiji planted trees at the premises of Sri Suttur Mutt, Mysuru to mark World Environment Day. Let us nurture the nature, for a better tomorrow.
Saplings were planted as part of the ‘World Environment Day’, in the presence of Heads of various departments of the JSS Institution, Suttur. Sri Chandru, who has rendered service in the Horticulture Department, JSS MVP, for more than two decades was felicitated on the occasion, identifying his service for environment conservation.
Mysuru, June 5, 2020: The ‘World Environment Day’ was observed at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru, on June 5, 2020, at 1.00 pm. Sri N.M. Shivashankarappa, Director, Horticulture Department, JSS MVP was the chief guest. He inaugurated the programme by symbolically planting a sapling. Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, CEO, JSS College, Dr. H.C. Honnappa, Principal, Sri Somashkear, Principal, JSS PU College were present. All the teaching and non-teaching staff took part.
Suttur, June 5, 2020: “If we protect environment it protects us. Man has been exploiting nature for his personal benefits and destroying it. Hence, mother nature has become angry. As a result of this natural calamities and diseases like the Corona pandemic are increasing day by day. Floods, drought, hurricanes, and diseases have increased the sufferings of human beings. Therefore, we, as part of this nature should try to protect the environment right from today, we should dedicate some time for it. Our step should be towards conservation of the environment.
The ‘World Environment Day’ was observed on June 5, 2020, at the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra by planting a sapling symbolically. Sri Shivashankarappa, Director, Horticulture Department JSS MVP, Sri S. Satish, In-charge Head and Senior Scientist and all other scientists, staff members of KVK and farmers from surrounding villages took part in the programme.
Drumstick, curry leaves plants and face masks were distributed to all the farmers who attended the KVK Agriclinic, and awareness was also created among them about environment conservation and preventing Corona, on this occasion.
Sri M.N. Shivashankarappa, Director, Horticulture Department, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru, planting a sapling along with the farmers, in the ICAR JSS KVK premises in Suttur; and distributing drumstick and curry leaves saplings.
MCF distributed 300 grocery kits to the staff of Srikanteshwara temple, Nanjangud, who were affected by the lockdown. The kits were handed over by Prof. S.P. Manjunath, Secretary- I, JSSMVP in the temple premises.
The Mysuru Citizens’ Forum (MCF), headed by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Mahaswami, distributed grocery kits to 500 autorickshaw drivers who were affected by the lockdown. The kits were distributed by His Holiness, at Nanjangud on May 18, 2020.
Mysuru, May 13, 2020: The Mysore Citizens Forum (MCF) distributed food grain kits to the people who are in trouble due to the lockdown, including pourakarmikas, tongawallahs, members of poor families, on May 8, 2020, in the Suttur Srimath premises, at the foothills of Chamundi in Mysuru, in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Ministers in the Government of Karnataka Sri Jagadish Shettar, Sri S.T. Somashekar and Sri Byrathi Basavaraj distributed the kits symbolically.
Foodgrains kits were distributed to 2,500 households this time, which were given to a few family members symbolically. The kits have been handed over to the Mysuru City Corporation to be distributed later. The MCC will identify the genuine beneficiaries and distribute it. Each food grains kit contains 5 kilos of rice, 1 kg pulses, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg edible oil, 1 kg salt, and 1 kg tea powder.
Mysuru MP Sri Pratap Simha, MLAs Sri S.A. Ramadas, Sri G.T. Devegowda, Sri Harshawardhan, Mayor Smt. Tasneem, Deputy Mayor Sri C. Sreedhar, Commissioner Sri Gurudath Hegde, former Minister Sri A.H. Vishwanath, R. Vasudevabhat, Dr. Balasubramanya, Sri Narendra, Smt. Rashmi Koti of MCF and officials of JSS MVP were present on the occasion.
Similarly, MCF had also distributed foodgrain kits to 3,000 households on April, 7, Tuesday, during Covid-19 lockdown period. Apart from this, earlier MCF, with the support and help of citizens of Mysuru and the State Government had extended help to the victims of natural disasters like earthquake, tsunami, and floods that took place in Bujh, Gujarat, Mudaliyarkuppam in Pondicherry, North Karnataka districts, Madikeri, etc.
Members of the Mysore Citizens Forum (MCF) distributed food grains kits to poor families including pourakarmikas, tongawallahs and others who are affected from the Covid-19 lockdown, on May 8, 2020, in the Suttur Srimath premises in Mysuru, in the divine presence of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Ministers in the Government of Karnataka Sri Jagadish Shettar, Sri S.T. Somashkear, Sri Byrathi Basavaraj, MP Sri Pratap Simha, MLAs Sri S.A. Ramadas, Sri G.T. Devegowda, Sri Harshawardhan, Mayor Smt. Tasneem, Deputy Mayor Sri C. Sridhar, Commissioner Sri Gurudath Hegde, R. Vasudavabhat, Dr. Balasubramanya, Sri Narendra, Smt. Rashmi Koti of MCF and Sri C.G. Betsurmath, Sri S.P. Manjunath, and others of JSS MVP.
Mysuru, May 13, 2020: The Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, in Mysuru, has restricted entry of visitors from the last few weeks due to the lockdown imposed by the government following the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of this, the revenue has decreased and it has become difficult for the zoo authority to look after all the birds and animals of the zoo. Noticing this the Suttur Srimath in association with the JSS Mahavidyapeetha donated a sum of Rs. 5.00 lakh on May 8, 2020. Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji handed over the cheque through Minister Sri Jagadish Shettar, Sri S.T. Somashkear and Sri Byrathi Basavaraj to Sri B.P. Ravi, Member Secretary, Zoo Authority, and Sri Ajit M. Kulkarni, Executive Director, in the Srimath premises in Mysuru.
The Srimath has been donating a sum of Rs. 1 lakh to the Chamarajendra Zoological Garden for maintenance of animals every year on August 29, on the occasion of Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s Jayanthi celebrations, from several years.
Sri Pratap Simha, Mysuru MP, MLAs Sri S. A. Ramadas, Sri G.T. Devegowda, Sri Harshawardhan, former Ministers Sri A.H. Vishwanath, former MLA Sri M.K. Somashekar, Worshipful Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Sri C.G. Betsurmath, Sri S.P. Manjunath, Sri S.Shivakumaraswamy of JSS MVP and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Paramapujya Jagadguru handing over a cheque of Rs. 5.00 lakh for maintenance of the animals of the Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, in Mysuru, to Sri B.P.Ravi, Member Secretary, Zoo Authority and Sri Ajit M. Kulakarni, Executive Director, through Minister Sri Jagadish Shettar, Sri S.T. Somashkear and Sri Byrathi Basavaraj. Worshipful Mayor of Mysuru City Smt. Tasneem, MP Sri Pratap Simha, MLA Sri Harshawardhan and others are seen.
Mysuru, May 11, 2020: “By writing Shadakshari Mahamantra a million times the 22nd Pontiff of Sri Suttur Math Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Mahaswamiji earned a permanent place in the hearts of people as ‘Mantra Maharshi,” opined Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the present pontiff of the Sri Suttur Math.
He graced the occasion of a programme organised at the Sri Suttur Math, at the foothills of Chamundi in Mysuru on May 10, 2020, as part of the 135th Jayanthi celebrations of Mantra Maharshi Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Mahaswamiji’s, the 22nd pontiff of Suttur Math. “He was ascetic, tolerant, a yogi and a disciplinarian. He supported Paramapujya Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji’s works wholeheartedly. He brought the administration process of the Srimath to streamline. He was the one who dedicated the resources of the math for the welfare of students who sought education,” he said.
“Upon the request made by the Mantra Maharshi, Maharajah of Mysuru Sri Jayachamarendra Wodeyar renovated the Someshwara Temple that was built by the Cholas at Suttur Srikshetra and other temples. Pujya Mantra Mahrashi conserved the inscriptions and scriptures. He shouldered the responsibility of the Srimath at a very tender age and took it in the right direction. He was also interested in agriculture. He used to involve in agricultural activities himself and encourage the farmers, his spiritual achievement is immense. As a result of moulding and gifting a person like Paramapujya Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamii to the society, it has been possible for the Suttur Srimath to be known for what it is today. Hence, we need to adopt and follow their ideals in our lives,” he added.
In his address Sri Basavalinga Deshikendra Swamiji, Gurukula Saadhaka of the Srimath opined that the Mantra Maharshi was a person with a mother’s heart. “His life is ideal for all of us. We should all walk in the path left to us by them. We should try to find god in the guru.”
Sri Ravi Rechamballi of the Srimath said, “Guru and mother play a significant role in our lives. It is our blessing for witnessing both the days simultaneously. It is our fortune for getting the auspicious opportunity of observing jayanthi celebrations of both of them. It has been possible for the Srimath to grow to such heights because of the valuable contributions of him.”
Special puja was offered at the shrine at Suttur Srikshetra early in the morning on May 10. All the staff of the Srimath were present.