Gokarn and Kshatriya Komarpanth Samaj.
Yes, As you are keen seeing the tag line of this post I was also interested when our elders said me. They gave some information which was Vague but was enough to collect the some information. But still it was difficult for us to collect the information and people related to it. Recently, while we were discussing regarding Bharath Hunnime (ಭರತ ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆ) our annual pooja in Sringeri Math during that Shri Chandrakanth of Kodibag suddenly gave a clue of the person who is related to this matter. Without any further delay I with Shri Chandrakanth and Shri Yogesh together contacted the person on 19th Feb 2017 and on discussion we were surprised and we felt proud within us.
From many years our Samaj were a part of Gokarn Chariot festival and it was also noticed a silver pot has been given to Shri Kshtra from our samaj. Every year our samaj used to get a letter and according to the procedure we used to do Abhisheka to Sri Mahabaleshwar with the same silver pot and do the other rituals. But due to unavoidable circumstances from around 10 years this ritual work has been stopped from our samaj people and this was the reason why we are not getting letter for the same from Sri Kshatra. And also we were informed that related document are in Keni, Ankola. Without waiting the same day Sri Chandrakanth with the guidance of Sri Yogesh 3rd day i.e., Feb 20th 2017 around 7:30 AM went to their home. At the time they were searching that document and lucky we got that document. When we read that document we found many similarities in that document and the details we got from people of Kodibag. One side few days were remaining for the Sri Chariot Festival and other side the present administrator of Sri Gokarn Sri Sri Raghaveshvar Bharatimahaswami came to Honnavar. Without delaying any further I went directly to Sri Guru. Straight away kept the document on his feet and bowed my head and shared the details. Sri Guru was surprised and also was sad, as he was not informed by the previous administrator of Sri Gokarn regarding this. And Sri Guru said "ಆಗಿದ್ದು ಆಗೋಯ್ತು ಇನ್ನು ಸರಿ ಮಾಡೋಣ, ಶ್ರೀ ಗೋಕರ್ಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಮಾಜದಿಂದ ನಡೆಯುವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪತ್ರದ ಉಲ್ಲೇಖ ಓದಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಎನೂ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ". I was overwhelmed by our work. Same day I received a call from Shri G. K. Hegde who is from administration of Sri Gokarn Math and he gave me clear picture regarding the details which were written in that document.
Our Samaj has Annual Pooja in Sri Mahabaleshwar Temple on Chaitra Bahula Amavasya "ಚೈತ್ರ ಬಹುಳ ಅಮಾವಾಸ್ಯೆ". On that evening there will be abhisekha to God and chariot festival and it is also known as last chariot festival before rainy season. Another thing is that this has been going on till now from many years. This year i.e., on 26-04-2017 on this thiti Sri Guru has said our Samaj to be present to for this program, hence he asked the people whose names were listed in letter to meet Sri Guru on comin 26th Feb 2017. Immediately I informed to Sri R. S. Naik (President of Akhila Komarpanth Samaj, Karwar) and Sri Chandrakanth and started to search the people and their residence whose names where specified in this letter, and on 3rd day representatives from Sri Kshatra were sent to the homes and they were asked to come for Dharma Sabe on 26th Feb 2017. Accordingly few families mainly Sri Pokru K. Naik from Canacona offered fruits to Sri Guru and kept their proposals. During that time Sri Guru said us that coming Chaitra Bahula Amavasya we should start our program which was stopped from many years. Everything is left on you and Sri Mahabaleshwar Swami (ನೀವುಂಟು ಮಹಾಬಲೇಶ್ವರ ಉಂಟು). Continue the rituals. I was overwhelmed with emotions and tears rolled out of my eyes.
Do you know when this program was started? It was started in the year 1935 November 17 by Kshatriya Komarpanth Samaj members of that time.
1. Sri Ananth Madappa Kalas.
2. Sri Krishna Pandurang Metri, Kodibag.
3. Sri Yadav Ira Naik, Ankola
4. Sri Gunu Narayan Naik, Ulaga
5. Sri Rama Nuna Naik, Kajubaj
6. Sri Megha Gairu Naik, Aversa
7. Sri Pokru Kok Naik, Canacona
8. Sri Mukund Ommu Patdhar, Belikeri
9. Sri Rama Toku Naik, Kajubag
10. Sri Krishna Venkatesh Kalas, Kadwad
These people were the main reason who took our samaj to the peak.
Our samaj had offered Silver Pot in the year 1935 to Sri Kshatra(One and only one pot available till now in Sri Kshatra). The expenditure for Chariot Festival was already kept Rs 1215-00 as Fixed Deposit (FD) and the interest of FD was used for the Chariot Festival and other expenditures for future generations. Should we not restart the culture and religious activities? We have got an golden opportunity let’s utilize this. Let us all go on 26-04-2017 in thousands to Sri Gokarn Kshatra and let continue our culture and our rituals and bring our samaj to the peak. Let us have the blessings of Mahabaleshwar Swami.
Har Har Mahadev
Place of Information Stored
Sri R. S. Naik
President Akhila Komarpanth Samaj, Karwar
For more information:
Shri Yogesh S Naik
Ramdas R Naik
I sincerely thank for the support from Shri R. S. Naik, Shri Chandrakant Naik, Shri Srikanth V Naik, Shri Yogesh S Naik, Shri Shridhar Metri (Guru Mane), Shri Shreenivas A Naik Dandeli and Shri Suraj Komarpanth