Udupi: ‘Kadalatadiyinda Himagiriya Tanaka
,’ an autobiography on the spiritual life of Tapovani Mata aka Subhadra Mata
, the prime disciple of late Sri Vishvesha Tirtha of Pejawar Mutt was released
on Sunday. It was jointly released by Sri Vishwaprasanna Tirtha, the seer of Pejavar Mutt, with Acharya Balakrishna of Patanjali Yogpeeth. Thinker G Bhaskar Mayya translated the Hindi original into Kannada, on this spiritual leader who hails from this district.
Drawn to the spiritual way of life, Subhadra obtained ‘mantradeeksha’ from then seer of Pejawar Mutt Sri Vishvesha Tirtha and undertook nine years of solitary penance at Tapovan, some 4,000m above sea level. She later set up an ashram at Haridwar that provided free boarding to tourists and saints alike. At present, the nonagenarian is undergoing treatment at Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Hospital at Haridwar under Acharya Balakrishna.
Shyamala S Kundar, member, National…