In order to protect Hindu dharma and its religious and cultural practices worldwide and to sustain and spread the Tattvavada philosophy of Acharya Sri Madhwa, and with the intention of blessing the lakhs of Hindus settled in various countries, His Holiness Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji of Puthige Mutt, Udupi, has established a chain of Sri Krishna Vrundavanas across the globe with idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Mukhyaprana and the Vrindavana of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji.
In particular, to meet the spiritual needs of innumerable Indians settled in the United States of America, and heeding their requests, Puthige Swamiji has already established seven temples across United States. And now, on the holy occasion of Vijayadashami of 2020, the eighth temple was dedicated to the world and devotees at Raleigh in North Carolina.
The fact that the temple was dedicated on the birthday of Acharya Sri Madhwa who installed Lord Krishna at Udupi, adds further significance to the event and has thrilled the devout. A long pending dream of the devotees of Raleigh has come true and the temple gains the credit of being the first one to be opened on the holy occasion of Vijayadashami.
On Sunday, October 25th 2020, the idols of Lord Sri Krishna and Sri Mukhyaprana and the brundavana of Sri Raghavendra were installed at an auspicious muhurta and panchamrutha abhisheka and kalashabhisheka were performed by Puthige Swamiji. In his benedictory speech, Puthige Swamiji said there is a link between the number eight and Lord Krishna, the eighth child of Devaki and the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu who incarnated on Ashtami. The number eight is dear to Lord Krishna. So, he was pleased and moved by the devotion shown by the people of Raleigh and chose Raleigh as His eighth branch in the USA.