Siddaganga seer visit to Krishna temple

Last Updated 21 January 2019, 18:20 IST

Siddaganga Mutt Pontiff Shivakumara Swami had visited Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi in 1968.

He had taken part in the religious programmes held as a part of second Paryaya of Pejawar Mutt Pontiff Vishwesha Teertha Swami. He had also taken part in VHP Pranthiya Adhiveshan in Udupi.

“In fact, it was the first time that a Lingayat seer had visited Sri Krishna Temple,” recalled Vishwesha Teertha Swami.

Condoling the death of the seer, Pejawar seer said, “The death of Shivakumara Swamiji has saddened me. He had immensely contributed to education and is a model for all the Mutt heads. Karmayogi Siddaganga seer’s life itself is a miracle.”

Palimaru Mutt Pontiff Vidyadeesha Swami said, “Siddaganga seer’s work in the field of education is exemplary. Through ‘Annadana,’ he has helped thousands of poor people. The death of the seer is a great loss to the society.”

Udupi Bishop Rev Jerald Lobo said, “Dharma is bringing people from darkness to light. The death of the seer has saddened us. Let the ‘Dasoha’ launched by the seer continue without any hurdles.”

Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade said that Siddaganga seer had visited Dharmasthala several times in the past and had a great respect and love for Dharmasthala Kshetra.

Heggade said, “Siddaganga Mutt had brought changes in the lives of lakhs of students through education. He had given equal opportunities to all and had guided the students in self employment. Getting motivated from the seer, many had started mutts and schools in villages, which led to revolution in the field of education.”

(Published 21 January 2019, 17:19 IST)

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