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Spiritual Hubballi Siddharoodha Matha fosters literature, art too

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Hubballi is the second largest City in the State of Karnataka. Hubballi is one among the growing Cities and also called as ‘Mini Mumbai’ or ‘Chota Bombay’.

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The Hubballi City also enjoys a rich historical influence since it has been a centre of both literature and arts since the 12th century. Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji was born on March 26, 1836 at Chalakapur in Bidar District. He left home as a child and started traveling and solved the problems of many people through miracles.

He came to Hubballi and settled at the age of 41 in 1877. After performing many miracles, he became Lingaikya on August 21, 1929. Hubballi Shree Siddharoodha Matha is an important religious institution that holds a unique significance in modern hinduism and a centre of Advaita philosophy. Shree Siddharoodha Matha was built to honour the memory of Shree Siddharoodha Swamy, who took up Samadhi in 1929.

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Great yogi and spiritual Teacher Swamy Shree Siddharoodha was a exponent of Advaita Philosophy and preached Nijaguna Philosophy, Bhagavadgita, Upanishads, Panchadashi, and Brahmasutra to his disciples.

The great Indian freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation visited the Matha and received the blessings during the freedom movement. The great saint was known for his simple living and high thinking.

The Matha serves as a temple and a place of food for all. Festival is organised during the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri which attracts number of tourists from around the place.

Many Mahatmas, saints, philosophers and thinkers in the country are leading people on the right path. Among them, Pujya Shree Siddharoodha of Hubballi is the most important, who by showing the way as Advaita Samrata, and Vedanta Sovereign is revered by all.

He had a faithful disciple named Gurunatharoodha. His mausoleum is located next to the mausoleum of Sri Siddharoodha Swamy of the Hubballi Matha.

Sadhguru Shree Siddharoodha Swamy transformed Hubballi into a holy land, no matter the caste, or creed. Siddharoodha Matha is known as a secular Matha. He was holding the hands of the believing devotees and solving their doubts and mental problems through conversation, bhajan, devotion and service. He preached ”Om Namah Shivaya” to all.

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