Swamiji was born on April 1, 1907 in Veerapura near Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District. He was initiated into the Viraktashram Order in 1930. Known as ‘Nadedaduva Devaru’ (Walking God), Swamiji is a Lingayat religious figure and humanitarian.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, “Siddaganga Math seer Sri Shivakumara Swamiji passed away at 11.44 am today. Swamiji will be cremated tomorrow at 4.30 PM. He requested the devotees to pay their last respect peacefully.”
Swamiji was a Hindu religious figure of the Lingayatism sect and head of the Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka. He also founded the Sri Siddaganga Education Society. He was described as the most esteemed adherent of Lingayatism.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy: State government declares a three-day state mourning and one day holiday for all schools, colleges and government offices on the demise of Siddaganga Math seer Sri Shivakumara Swamiji. pic.twitter.com/EHWrUtWDaW
— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019
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