Udupi: Paryaya Palimaru Mutt seer Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swami took a historical decision by banning the practices of both ‘Made Snana’ (devotees rolling over soiled plantain leaves) and ‘Ede Snana’ (rolling over plantain leaves with prasadam) on the temple premises.
“I have taken a firm decision to ban both Made Snana and Ede Snana on temple premises as per the guidance of Pejawar mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swami,” Sri Vidhyadheesha Theertha Swami told reporters on the occasion of Shashti celebrations organised at Subramanya temple inside Krishna Mutt.
The seer said both Made Snana and Ede Snana rituals were creating needless confusion among devotees. The guidance was given by the senior seer. It was the senior seer who supported the idea. Initially, Made Snana rituals were conducted at Subramanya temple inside Krishna Mutt.