Bengaluru: Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math in Udupi in Karnataka died on Sunday after a brief illness, math sources said.
One of prominent religious leaders of South India, the 88-year old swamiji was admitted to a hospital at Manipal a few days ago for breathing difficulty and his end came on Sunday morning, they said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Swami Vishwesha Teertha of Pejawar Math, saying he will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of people.
I consider myself blessed to have got many opportunities to learn from Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji. Our recent me… https://t.co/50XgPybxQe— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1577595180000
“Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of people for whom he was always a guiding light,” the prime minister tweeted.
Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi will remain in the hearts and minds of lakhs of peop… https://t.co/SeHGL0bzRE— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1577595173000
He said the seer was a powerhouse of service and spirituality and continuously worked for a more just and compassionate society.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa also condoled the death of the seer, who was the 33rd swamiji in the lineage of the Pejawar Math heads.
Source: Economic Times