Siddaganga seer’s memorial programme on Jan 31

Siddalinga Swami

A memorial service for Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swamiji, who passed away on January 22, has been organised on mutt premises near here on January 31.

Addressing the media persons here on Thursday, Siddaganga Mutt president Siddalinga Swami said, "The memorial service will be held at 10.30 am on January 31 at Gosala Siddeshwara Vedike on mutt premises. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the event. Shivarathri Deshikendra Swami of Suttur Mutt will preside over the programme."

"Scores of seer and pontiffs, including Sirigere Taralabalu seer Shivamurthy Shivacharya, Nirmalanandanatha Swami of Adichunchunagiri Mutt, Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living, Mummadi Nirvana Swami of Kanakapura Degulamutt, will grace the memorial programme," the Siddaganga seer said.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Leader of Opposition in Assembly Zameer Ahmed Khan, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, Coalition Coordination Committee chairman Siddaramaiah, ministers M B Patil, D K Shivakumar, MLA V Somanna and MP Veerappa Moily will offer Nudinamana (tributes) to Shivakumara Swamiji, he said.

The mutt management is making preparations to feed the devotees attending the memorial programme, he added.

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