Pejawar mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Teertha denied foul play in Shirur mutt seer Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami's death on Thursday. Also, Pejawar mutt seer said he would not be attending the final rites of Lakshmivara Theertha seer due to due to a pre-scheduled event in Sirsi.
According to TV reports, Sri Vishwesha Teertha said no question of anybody poisoning seer's food.
Lakshmivara Tirtha Swami (55) passed away in Kasturba hospital on Thursday. The seer was brought to Kasturba hospital at 1.05 AM from a private hospital in Udupi. He was declared dead at 8.05 AM today.
In absence of junior pontiff in Shiroor mutt, Sode mutt seer will take in charge of last rites of the Shiroor seer. Sode mutt seer to be in-charge of Shirur mutt affairs till a new successor is appointed to Shirur mutt. The successor to be named after Ashada month.