Siddaganga Shivakumara Swamiji Birth Anniversary: The Siddaganga Swami’s gurukula in Tumakuru, Karnataka, is open to children of all religions, castes, and creeds and provides free sustenance, education, and shelter to more than 10,000 children aged five to sixteen. (Trivida Dasohi).
Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga mutt has been an inspiration by providing sustenance, shelter, and education. He is known as the Walking God.
Siddaganga Shivakumara Swamiji Birth Anniversary:
Indian supercentenarian, humanitarian, spiritual leader, and educator Shivakumar Swamiji. He was a religious figure of the Lingayat faith; he joined the Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka in 1930, became chief seer in 1941, and ruled the seminary for approximately 76 years.
In the state, he was known as Nadedaaduva Devaru (Walking God) because he was considered the most eminent Lingayatism adherent. The 111-year-old prophet was venerated by millions of his devotees. The seer established the Siddaganga Education Society.
Under the Sri Siddaganga Education Society (a residential school), tens of thousands of students, mostly from rural areas and disadvantaged backgrounds, are educated in both traditional and contemporary subjects.
Known as “Trivida Dasohi” for his triple sacraments – food, shelter, and education – the mutt ensures that none of its millions of devotees return empty-handed.
Prior to his demise at the age of 111 years and 295 days, he was one of India’s oldest residents. In 2015, the Government of India conferred him the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honour. In 2017, the government of Karnataka and his supporters advocated for him to receive the Bharat Ratna for his social service.