Astro Mohan’s much awaited book, A day with Saint "then and now" releases

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 28-04-2019 10:47:43

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Udupi : The much awaited coffee table book “A day with the saint, “then and now”, a book by senior  photo journalist Astro Mohan was released at Rajanagana, Sri Krishna Math, here on Saturday, 27th April, 2019.



The book was formally released by Mallepuram G Venkatesh, Fromer Vice Chancellor of Karnataka Sanskrit University. The book has depicting the Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar math days with engagements in various activities on two days of Paryaya in 2002 and 2018 which captured by Astro Mohan.

In his address after the release of book, Mallepuram G Venkatesh pointed out some of the characteristics of Sri Veshwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math. He said the swamiji have four faces of personalities. He is active in cultural, religious, social and personal activities personalities. It is difficult say in pages about his personalities. But with editing in photos it is possible in one photo to say about the 10 to 15 pages. We can see several faces of Swamiji in thousands in few photos, he said.



He said capturing a photo is an art. Camera is the instrument to catch the photo. But it needs better technique of art. Astro Mohan have huge talent to capture better photo than ordinary person. It would be long lasting glimpses of Swamiji’s life and moreover it would be documentary for future also, he said.

In his presiding address, Pejawar Swamiji thankful to Astro Mohan to bring out the most outstanding book on him. I have no role in this programme and just an audience here. I should review myself that I know myself. I do have the personality of look myself, people watching other people personality and I do have my weakness and defects very well, he said.

Swamiji appreciated the works of Astro Mohan and said it made him so emotional. He will offer prayers for Astro Mohan to get recognition at international level.


Astro Mohan said that he was a dream of capturing Swamiji’s routine acitivities and thinking Swamiji to remain as a long lasting personality in scripture. Today, after 19 years, my dream was fulfilled. He gave gratitude to all concerned for bringing out this book.

During the occasion of 88th birthday of Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swmaiji, as a token of love, all people on the dais showered flowers on Swamiji.

Paryaya Shri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swamiji of Palimar Math blessed the occasion. Dr. Mohan Alva Chairman, ALVAS education, Moodabidri, Dr. H S Ballal Pro Chancellor of Manipal University, Vinod Kumar CEO, Manipal Media Network Ltd., spoke during the occasion. Dr. Sandhya S Pai, Managing Editor of Taranga presided over the programme and spoke during the occasion.

Earlier Astro Mohan welcomed the gathering. Janardhan Kodavoor, Trustee , UPPA Trust proposed vote of thanks. Vasudev Bhat compered the programme.


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