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Siddaganga Mutt gears up for Shivakumara Swamiji’s 111th birthday

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siddaTumakuru: The 111th birthday celebration of Shri Shivakumara Swamiji and Guruvandana Mahotsava will be held in the premises of Tumakuru Siddaganga Mutt premises on April 1 (Sunday), said Administrative Officer Vishwanathaiah. 

Addressing media persons, he said that as the election code of conduct is in place, no dignitaries or political personalities have been invited to the event. However, they may visit and get blessings from the seer. It is estimated that around 1.5 lakh people would participate in the programme, he added.

As part of the birthday celebration of the Shivakumara Swamiji, mass Padapooja will be held. However, there will be no opportunity for anyone to meet the Swamiji individually, he said.

On the occasion, there will be breakfast facility for the visitors between 7 am and 11 am. From 11 am to 11 pm, there will be a continuous supply of Prasadam (lunch), nine counters will be opened in various parts of the Mutt, said the sources.

The Bengaluru Urban, Rural & Ramanagara District Co-operative Milk Producers Societies Union Limited (BAMUL) will contribute 3,500 liters milk, 500 liters curd and 25,000 packs of buttermilk and 40 tins of ghee for the event. Tumkur Milk Producers Co-operative Society also assured of milk and curd, Vishwanathaiah said.

Swamiji was born in Veerapura near Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District on April 1, 1907. He is described as the most esteemed adherent of Lingayatism.

Siddaganga Mutt gears up for Shivakumara Swamiji's 111th birthday
Siddaganga Mutt gears up for Shivakumara Swamiji's 111th birthday

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