Shri Sandeep Patil, Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Reserved Police, inaugurated the Shravana Maasa discourse program, at the Srimath in Suttur, in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji. Sha. Bra. Shri Nanjunda Swamiji, Pontiff, Sri Rasa Siddeshwara Math, Kundurubetta, Malavalli Taluk, and Smt. Seema Latkar, Supreintendent of Police, Mysuru District are seen in the picture.
Suttur, August 22, 2023: The spiritual enclave of Suttur witnessed the inauguration of the annual Shravanamasa discourse series at the Jagadguru Shri Veerasimhasana Mahasamsthana Math on August 16, 2023. The series, which revolves around the profound teachings of ‘Shivatatwa Cintamani’ authored by Lakkanna Dandesha, is set to enlighten audiences during the entire Shravana season.
In the presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the opening ceremony garnered substantial attention and participation. Shri Sandeep Patil, Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Reserved Police, Bengaluru, acknowledged the ever-increasing stress of modern life and lauded the Math’s initiative to host discourses during the sacred Shravana period as a potential remedy. Stressing the significance of moral values and character in professional realms, Patil commended the Math’s holistic contribution to society through education and culture.
Sha. Bra. Shri Nanjunda Swamiji from the Shri Rasasiddeshwara Math, Kundurubetta, Malavalli Taluk, invoked historical parallels to great reformers like Basavanna and Allamaprabhu in applauding the Math for upholding the tradition of hosting such enlightening events.
Presiding over the opening ceremony, Smt. Seema Latkar, Superintendent of Police, Mysuru District, highlighted the Math’s role as a spiritual haven, offering solace to those in need. She underscored the sanctity of the Shravana season and its potential to augment knowledge through active participation in the discourse sessions.
Speakers, including Prof. H.B. Devanna from JSS College, and retired educator Shri D.S. Siddalingaswamy, enriched the occasion with their insights. Prof. Devanna delved into the essence of ‘Shivatatwa Chintamani,’ while Shri Siddalingaswamy presented Kavyavachana, an eloquent form of poetic recitation.
The event saw a notable gathering, including heads of various departments from JSS Institution, dedicated staff members, accomplished Gurukula scholars, and enthusiastic villagers from neighboring regions. The invocation by school students set a reverent tone, followed by a warm welcome by teacher Shri S. Chandramouleshwara. The evening concluded with a gracious vote of thanks rendered by Shri Andaiah Shirurumath, who adeptly orchestrated the proceedings.