Commemorative volume on his life and contribution released
SHIMOGA: Tributes were paid to Vedic scholar the late H.A. Narasimhamurthy Iyengar for his contribution not only to the religious field but also towards strengthening of the Hindu society through various activities at a function organised here on Thursday.
"Simha Smruthi," a commemorative volume on his life and contribution, was released on the occasion.
Speaking as chief guest the former Governor and former High Court Judge M. Rama Jois said Narasimhamurthy did not restrict his activities to the profession of archaka alone as he was actively involved in the activities that aimed at promoting the unity and integrity among the Hindus.
Mr. Jois said that Narasimhamurthy never considered priesthood as the means for his sustenance, but considered it as an effective way to serve the people.
He raised a banner of protest against the practice of untouchability.
Vishwesha Tirtha Swamiji of the Pejawar Math who released "Simha Smruthi" lauded the services of Narasimhamurthy to the Hindu society.
He said that he became the model for the priestly class in society.
Mallikarjun Murugharajendra Swamiji of the Bekkinakalmath who was present paid his tributes to Narasimhamurthy for his invaluable contribution to the Hindu society.
The former Shimoga MP Ayanur Manjunath urged the Government to remove the obstacles posed by the administration for the renovation of the Kote Seetharamanjaneya temple which Narasimhamurthy served as the archaka for several years.
Minister for Higher Education D.H. Shankaramurthy recalled his association with Narasimhamurthy and said that his services to the Hindu society would be remembered for long.