Educational Institutions Run by the Temple
In the forefront of the noble takes of imparting education are the five institutions run by the Temple: a higher primary school, a high school, a junior college, a first grade college and Centre for post graduate studies and research in Sanskrit. The Temple gives education to its students and a midday meal too; but does not take anything in return.
Sri Durgaprameshwari Temple Higher Primary School
Established in 1916 this pioneering institution in this part of the land provides education to about 700 students annually. Those interested have the opportunity to learn Yakshagana. On festive days it is these students who conduct the Yakshagana. Round, a regular feature in front of the palanquin bearing the Uthsava Bali idol (The round consists of Yakshagana song, music and dance)
Sri Durga parameshwari Pre University College:
Founded in 1963 Sri Durgaprameshwari high school was upgraded in 1984 as junior college by this name about 1200 students study here. They have earned many ranks at the state level and pushed this school to the frontline of educational institutions. Extra-curricular activities too receive due attention and patronage. State level and national sportsman have emerged from here and brought laurels to their alma mater according it a place of pride in the field of sports. Literature and music and other fine arts too receive due encouragement continually. Our students have given performances on AIR and Dooradarshan. The Temple has thus contributed in its own way to the enrichment of the cultural life of the students and to their wholesome growth.
Sri Durgaprameshwari first Grade College:
This is established in 1988. Without enjoying the benefit of government grant the college is striving to extend the benefit of higher education to the poor students of the rural area. This noble mission has had moments of satisfaction of achievement with our students winning ranks in the university examinations. The college has made its own mark in academics as well as in sport in which its achievement has been notable.
Sri Durgaprameshwari Samskrith Prathistana:
This foundation for higher studies and research in Sanskrit was brought into being in 1992 in a new building generously made over to it by Sanjivini Trust, Mumbai. This post graduate Centre is a wing of SDPT Frist Grade College. A certificate course, a Diploma course in Veda Thanthragamana and the Sanskrit M.A. Course with facilities for Ph.D. are offered here. The Foundation has received recognition from Mangalore University and has secured many ranks. The students studying and researching here get free board and lodging. During the summer vacation spanning April and May a summer course in Veda called the Vasantha Veda Shibira is held. This is being held for the past many years. Vedic and Shasthric studies get more emphasis whereby Sanskrit is given a prominence due to it as the emphasis language of the world and as the vehicle of Indian culture and refinement. The Temple is striving to prove up to its commitment to the resolve of upholding Indian tradition by so discharging its responsibilities in that regard.
Sri Durgaprameshwari Yakshagana Patashala:
Yakshagana is the proud art of coastal Thulunadu, complete with its own literature, music, dance, acting, costume and Mukhavarnike (facial dressing with designing drawn in colors). Keeping in view a systematic and disciplined study of the various aspects of this unique art and a graded training in it Sri Durgaparameshwari Yakshagana Patashala was started. The subjects of study incorporated in the course range from Bhagavthike (singing), chende (a leather instrument of percussion beaten with twin sticks), Maddale (another oblong leather instrument played on both sides with finger) Nrithya and Mukhavarnike, all of the southern school of Yakshagana, to information on the text (Prasanga), characterization, study of Mythology and Epics all together making up the overall concept of stage performance and stage direction. A Yakshagana library and a collection of traditional costume and ornamental articles are the proud possession of this school. Lectures by authoritative scholars and practitioners in the field, workshops, seminars, symposia and demonstrations by experienced artists form part of the curriculum. The students have the opportunity to get a basic training in and knowledge of the fundamentals of all the facets of Yakshagana art. Later they can go for expertise in the department of their choice the six Yakshagana troupes maintained by the Temple promise to provide the students getting out of this school a ready stage on which to practice and mature in their art. Presently eight are getting trained under able teacher.
ಶ್ರೀ ದೇವಳದ ವತಿಯಿಂ ಹಿರಿಯ ಪ್ರಾಥಮಿಕ ಶಾಲೆ, ಪ್ರೌಢಶಾಲೆ, ಪದವಿ ಪೂರ್ವ ಕಾಲೇಜು, ಪ್ರಥಮ ದರ್ಜೆ ಕಾಲೇಜು, ಸ್ನಾತಕೋತ್ತರ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಎಂಬ ಒಟ್ಟು ಐದು ವಿದ್ಯಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 3500 ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಡೊನೇಶನ್ ರಹಿತವಾಗಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಧ್ಯಾಹ್ನದ ಬಿಸಿಯೂಟದೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಹಾಗೂ ಸದ್ರಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಕೆಲಸಗಳಿಗೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಿಬ್ಬಂದಿಯ ವೇತನಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕೋಟ್ಯಂತರ ರೂಪಾಯಿನ್ನು ದೇವಳದ ನಿಧಿಯಿಂದಲೇ ಭರಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ವಿದ್ಯಾದಾನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ದೇಣಿಗೆ ನೀಡುವ ಭಕ್ತಾದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆದಾಯ ತೆರಿಗೆಯ 80ಜಿ ವಿನಾಯಿತಿ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ.
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- ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿದ್ಯಾಧೀಶ ತೀರ್ಥಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ- ಪಲಿಮಾರು ಮಠ, ಉಡುಪಿ
- ಪದ್ಮಶ್ರೀ ಕೊಡೆತ್ತೂರು ನರಸಿಂಹ ಉಡುಪ
- ಖ್ಯಾತ ಕವಿ ಪೇಜಾವರ ಸದಾಶಿವ ರಾವ್
- ಶ್ರೀ ಕಟೀಲು ಡಾ| ಸುರೇಶ್ ರಾವ್,
- ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು, ಸಂಜೀವನಿ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ್ ಮುಂಬೈ, ಆಡಳಿತ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು, ಸಂಜೀವಿನಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ, ಮುಂಬೈ
- ಶ್ರೀ ಜೆ.ಸಿ.ಕುಮಾರ್, ಉದ್ಯಮಿ ಮುಂಬಾಯಿ
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