Published on: April 1, 2022

DR SHIVAKUMARA SWAMIJI

DR SHIVAKUMARA SWAMIJI

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115th birth anniversary of Siddaganga Mutt late seer Shivakumara Swami celebrated on 1 April

Irosin DR SHIVAKUMARA SWAMIJI

  • Popularly known as “Walking God” ( Nadedaaduva Devaru )
  • Muttadhipathi(Head) of Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur. He joined the Siddaganga Matha in 1930 in Karnataka and became head seer from 1941 and reigned over 76 years
  • Adherent follower of Basava principles
  • Famous as “Trividha Dashohi” who provided food, education, and shelter
  • Founded Siddaganga Education Society was founded by the seer
  • Was an Indian super-centenarian, humanitarian, spiritual leader, and educator
  • Had profound knowledge of English, Kannada and Sanskrit literatures
  • Established Educational institution from traditional learning of Sanskrit to the modern science and technology
  • Awarded with the doctor of literature by Karnataka University in 1965
  • Created a blissful atmosphere in the mutt in which people belonging to all religion and creeds can work together for common aim of uplifting their life
  • Awarded the Prestigious Karnataka Ratna award, the highest civilian award given by Karnataka Government on his centenary year 2007, for his Endless Social Service