BENGALURU || Head of Pejavara Mutt Vishwesha Teertha Swami passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday morning. He had been admitted to a city hospital on December 20 after he developed some age-related complications.
The Pejavara mutt is one among the “Ashta” Mutts of Udupi in Karnataka. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to mourn the demise of the seer.
In a Tweet, he wrote, “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. A powerhouse of service and spirituality, he continuously worked for a more just and compassionate society. Om Shanti.”
Modi further said that he considered himself blessed to have got many opportunities to learn from Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji. “Our recent meeting, on the pious day of Guru Purnima was also a memorable one. His impeccable knowledge always stood out. My thoughts are with his countless followers“, the PM said in another Tweet.