Karkala: Higher Education Minister prays in Attur shrine

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By Fr Francis Rodrigues, Raknno
Bellevision Media Network

Karkala, 24 Jan 2012: Dr V. S. Acharya the Higher Education Minister of Karnataka state Government visited the famous St Lawrence Shrine of Attur-Karkala on Tuesday 24th of January 2012 on the occasion of annual festival of the shrine. After his visit and prayer in the shrine, he delivered a message in front of the statue of St Lawrence.


‘St Lawrence Shrine of Karkala is very famous and attracts devotees not only from Udupi district but from multiple districts of our state.   I am extremely happy to visit this famous shrine’ he said.


‘The devotees who come to this shrine are filled with joy and blessings from the Lord.  They go back from here with a thankful heart and relieved of tensions and anxieties’ he added.



Some years back I was invited to this shrine to inaugurate the festivities of the shrine.  That too was a joyous occasion for me’ said the Minister.


Public Works Department (PWD) Minister of Karnataka state Mr C. M. Udaci visited the Attur shrine today.  Ex MLA of Karkala Mr Sunil Kumar too visited the shrine today.


Fr Arthur Pereira the Shrine director welcomed the dignitaries to the shrine. The three day festival of the renowned Shrine of St Lawrence in Attur- Karkal began today with solemnity. This year huge crowds are expected even on the third day being a public holiday.

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