Thousands of devotees, braving hot sun, accorded a ceremonial welcome to the newly-anointed 72nd Seer of Adichunchanagiri Mutt Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji when he arrived at the tollgate on Mysore-Bangalore road here this morning during his maiden visit to the city.

Later, he was offered a poorna kumbha reception at Kalamandira where a function was organised to felicitate him and a punyanama smaranothsava of late Seer Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji by the Mysore Branch of Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Mutt, Mysore and Chamarajanagar District Vokkaligara Sangha and many other social organisations.

The 49-year-old Pontiff was seated on the dais with Somanatha Swamiji of Mysore Branch of Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Suttur Seer Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, Swami Sureshanandaji of Ramakrishna Ashrama and others.

On his arrival at the dais, District in-Charge Minister S.A. Ramdas greeted the Swamiji with a golden crown on behalf of the devotees as MLA M. Sathyanarayana, ex-MLC Thontadarya, former KHB Chairman G.T. Devegowda and a large number of devotees offered garlands.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore