Before ascending Sarvajna Peetha, rituals are initiated one year before paryaya by the ascending Swamiji. Main rituals among them are Baale Muhurtha, Akki Muhurtha, Kattige Muhurtha, Battha Muhurtha.
First one, Baale Muhurtha will be performed, one year prior to the Paryaya by the ascending Swamiji. In Baale Muhurta, banana or plantain saplings are planted along with thulasi and Sugarcane to meet the needs to Krishna pooja and for feeding of devotees. After that, Akki Muhurtha will be performed, where around 4.33 Muras ( Mudi) are stored at Paryaya Matha.
Kattige Muhurtha will be followed by Akki Muhurtha, where the firewood is stored in the form of ratha for cooking prasada and feeding devotees who come to Krishna Matha during the two years of Paryaya. Thereafter Battha Muhurtha is performed where the paddy will be stored for meeting the future food requirements within premises of Shri Krishna Matha.
All these muhurthas are done on auspicious days after performing pooja at Chandreshwara, Ananteshwara and Shri Krishna deities. These are done for smooth running of the Paryaya. Nowadays these have become symbolic as Shri Krishna Matha and other Ashta Matha’s due to almost lost of their land holdings to tenants because of Land reform act 1975. The expenses to perform pooja’s, run the temple, feed the devotees daily are met by the voluntary contributions of devotees in cash or kind and sometimes loans are taken by Paryaya Matha during Paryaya term for meeting the expenses to running the Shri Krishna Matha at Udupi.