By Vivek Anand, Team Mangalorean
UAE: Shri Shanaishchara Seva Samithi, Dubai is gearing up to hold Shri Shanaishchara Puja at JSS School Auditorium on 10th April, 2015 to mark their 5th Anniversary under the leadership of Shri Vikhyathananda Swamiji of Gurukripa Sevashram, Ballyottu Math, who will be gracing the function and also addressing and blessing the gathering.
Shri Shanaishchara Puja will be performed by the noted Purohith M J Praveen Bhat. "Shani Katha" yakshagana taala maddale will be presented by guest artistes of Shanaishchara Samithi Pakshikere, Dakshina Kannada District which will add more attraction to the programme and "bhajan seva" from representatives of various "bhajana mandali" will enhance and create a perfect environment at the Puja.
Further U T Khader, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of Karnataka will be scheduled to grace this function as a guest.
Leelaksha Karkera of Namma Kudla and his team will be providing live telecast of the programme from Dubai for the first time. All the guests will be welcomed to the programme venue in a traditional manner along with a grand procession displaying folk art and traditional Gombe Kunitha, Kollata, Chande, Bhoota Kunitha, Tiger dance that will add more colour to the programme.
It is difficult for devotees in Dubai to visit their home town every year to participate in Shanaischara Pujas. Hence, the programme in Dubai will be of great help for devotees to offer prayers in Dubai itself. Shri Shanaishchara Seva Samithi committee members have requested all the devotees around UAE to be a part of this rare Puja as we all believe that Shani Puja is for 'Shanidosha Nivarana', which is to solve all problems of the devotees.