Docs quash rumours about Siddaganga seer's health

Docs quash rumours about Siddaganga seer's health

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa arrives at Siddaganga Mutt to inquire about the health of the seer. DH Photo

Seers of several Lingayat mutts and hundreds of devotees thronged Siddaganga Mutt on Monday following the reports in electronic media and the social media that the 111-year-old seer Shivakumara Swami’s health has deteriorated.

Dr Parameshwar, who is monitoring the seer’s health, said the centinarian seer had developed an infection on late Saturday night and that his condition was stable.

“Shivakumara Swamiji’s health is stable. His health deteriorated slightly on Sunday due to an infection. Also, the seer had experienced breathing problems on late Saturday night. The infection was treated and he is stable now,” said Dr Parameshwara.   The news that Swamiji’s health deteriorated went viral on social media on Sunday. Hundreds of anxious devotees thronged the mutt on Monday to enquire about the seer’s health.   

Seers visit

On Monday morning, scores of seers including  Bhimashankara Shivacharya of Kedara Peetha, Murughasharana and Siddarabetta Shivacharya among others visited the old mutt and enquired about the well-being of Shivakumara Swamiji. 

Seer doing well: BSY

On Monday afternoon, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa visited and inquired about Swamiji’s health. “Swamiji is well. Devotees need not worry. I prostrated at his feet. He recognised me and asked me to have prasad before I leave,” Yeddyurappa said. 

District Health Officer Dr Chandrika told media persons, “The health condition of the seer is being monitored on a regular basis. He is fully conscious and consumed liquid food. His condition is stable.”

Shivakumara Swami underwent surgery for liver and bile duct infection at the Dr Rela Institute and Medical Centre in Chennai recently and is recovering at the mutt.

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