Monday, August 30, 2010

Shree Shivakumara Swamiji- ಶ್ರೀ ಶಿವಕುಮಾರ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ

Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji (born April 1, 1907) ಶ್ರೀ ಶಿವಕುಮಾರ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ is the present head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt (ಸಿದ್ದಗಂಗಾ ಮಠ) in Tumkur , South India and founder of the Sree Siddaganga Education Society.Swamiji was born in Veerapura near Magadi Taluk.

Siddaganga mutt has started around more than 615 years ago by Shree Gosala Siddeshwara.It is situated in Bangalore -Pune highway , 66 KMs from Bangalore. 

He is proficient in Kannada, English and Sanskrit. He has established educational institutions which offer a courses in traditional learning of Sanskrit as well as modern science and technology. He is widely respected for his philanthropic work by all communities .

In recognition of his humanitarian work, Sree Swamiji was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by Karnatak University in 1965.

"He continues his humanitarian work in spite of his advanced age of 103". ಯುವಕರೂ ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯ ಪಡುವಂತೆ ಈ ೧೦೩ ರ ವಯಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ  ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾದುತ್ತ್ತಿದ್ದು  ಸಮಾಜದ ಏಳಿಗೆಯ ಜೊತೆಗೆ , ಸಮಾಜ ದಾರಿ ತಪ್ಪಿದಾಗ ತಿದ್ದಿ ಸರಿಯಾದ ದಾರಿಗೆ ತರಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

Although I have visited Siddaganga mutt 3-4 times I could not take his darshan..But I was lucky on July 29th..I could take his Darshan,  took his autograph , photo and video as well in Bangalore in a function ..!



video


Below are some of photographs of some famous personalities including chief ministers,prime ministers, presidents,politicians,writers...when they visited Siddaganga matha :



More than 8500 students of all communites are getting free food along with free education.!! There is a very big contribution from society and donors.
On his centenary in 2007, Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji the Government of Karnataka awarded him the prestigious Karnataka Ratna award, the highest civilian award of the state.

There is no surprise,if he gets Bharata Ratna one day.

ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಸಿದ್ದ ಗಂಗೆಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿ ..ಅಲ್ಲಿಯ ಸಾಧನೆಯನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣಾರೆ ನೋಡಿ ..

ಇವರನ್ನು ನಡೆದಾಡುವ ದೇವರೆಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಾಗಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ  (Living god), ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ನಾವ್ಯಾರೂ ದೇವರನ್ನು ನೋಡಿಲ್ಲ  ..

On his centenary in 2007, Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji the Government of Karnataka awarded him the prestigious Karnataka Ratna award, the highest civilian award of the state.

ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಸಿದ್ದ ಗಂಗೆಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿ ..ಅಲ್ಲಿಯ ಸಾಧನೆಯನ್ನು ಕಣ್ಣಾರೆ ನೋಡಿ .
ಇವರನ್ನು ನಡೆದಾಡುವ ದೇವರೆಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಾಗಲಿಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ  (Living god), ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ನಾವ್ಯಾರೂ ದೇವರನ್ನು ನೋಡಿಲ್ಲ " ...

7 comments:

niveditha said...

He is a living Legend. Well covered article.

Jnaneshwara said...

Thank you Nive..If possible try to Visit Sidda ganga matha this time only as you are here ..

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information Jnaneshwar,
Nanage hemmeya vishyaya andre naanu ade veerapuradalli hutti belediddu.
and also a part of his family.



Thanks a lot god.

Sathish B Veerapura
nimmasathi@gmail.com

Jnaneshwara said...

Thanks you satish..Nice to know about your information ..You should be proud of this..

Prasad said...

Very informative article.

You should visit the Hale Mutta in the morning to perform or view the puje. I have been there a couple of times to participate in the puje and I consider myself blessed.

The great deeds he has been doing for decades can never be matched by any single person.

The Government of India should consider honouring him with Bharat Rathna. That's the least the Government of India can do.

Jnaneshwara said...

Thank for your comments Prasad..

mohan said...

I am blessed by nadedava devaru.. felt like Lord Shiva itself blessed...