Shree .Shivakumara Swamiji 110 Birth Anniversary
The present Muttadhipathi is His Holiness Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji, Who was initiated into holy order in 1930 by his Guru, His Holiness Sree Sree Uddanashivayogi became Muttadhyaksha of the Mutt in the year 1941. Swamiji is well known to people by his hard work, disciplined life, faith in humanity and sincerity to help the poor and downtrodden. He has profound knowledge of English, Kannada and Sanskrit literatures. He developed educational institution from traditional learning of Sanskrit to the modern science and technology. Sree Swamiji was awarded with the doctor of literature by Karnataka University in 1965. It is his total commitment to the service of humanity that enables Sree swamiji to go through the eighteen - hour daily work schedule even at this age also.
- Year of Birth: 1907.
- Place of Birth: Veerapura, Magadi Taluk, Bangalore District.
- Parents: Patel Honnappa and Gangamma.
- Primary Education: Veerapura & Nagavalli.
- Secondary Education: Government High School, Tumkur.
- Pre-University & Graduation: Central College, Bangalore.
Sree Swamiji created a cosmopolitan atmosphere in the mutt in which people belonging to all religion and creeds can work together for common aims and objectives Swamiji counsels and sympathizes the persons with sickness, worries or troubled various kinds of personal problems. People very much desire his gracious presence in many religious, cultural, social and educational functions and conferences. Sree Swamiji's highly instructive and inspiring speech on such occasions, instill a sprit of righteousness and brotherly love among the people.
With his great personality Swamiji earned the respects of all the dignitaries of the Nation and also abroad. Many delegates of the Nation visited the Mutt seeking his blessings.
Swamiji was awarded the Prestigious Karnataka Ratna award, the highest civilian award given by Karnataka Government on his centenary year 2007, for his Social Service.
A simple man that he is, Sri Shivakumara Swamiji, even at the ripe age of 105, is both a light eater and a light sleeper. He sleeps only for three hours a day, from 11 pm to 2 am. His routine runs like this:
- 2 am - 3 am: Study.
- 3 am - 3:30 am: Bath.
- 3:30 am - 5:30 am: Meditation, pooja and the singing of bhajans, followed by breakfast.
- 5:30 am onwards: Participating in the prayer session of students, concentrating on the various developmental and administrative aspects of the math.
- 6 pm - 8 pm: Evening prayer session with students, followed by the singing of bhajans.
- 8 pm - 11 pm: Devoted to the study of various philosophers.
Sanskrit College: It is established by Uddana Swamiji in 1917 which is extended and developed by Sree Shivakumara Swamiji. Now about 3000 students belonging to all communities are studying in this college. Thousands of graduates from this college are serving the cause of Sanskrit learning all over the country at various levels.
Institute of Technology: Realising the importance of Technology for the development of the country, Sree Shivakumara Swamiji started Siddaganga Institute of Technology in 1963. The institute spread over an area of 65 acres has now grown to a full fledged campus having 3000 students from all parts of India & Abroad.
Schools and colleges: Sree Swamiji has established more than a hundred educational institutions ranging from pre-primary to post graduate studies. This includes primary schools, school for the blind, higher secondary school, colleges of arts, science and commerce, and college of pharmacy. About 30000 students are deriving benefits from these institutions every year.
|Siddaganga Engineering Collage||Siddaganga Institute of Business Management college|
|Siddaganga Polytechnic||Siddaganga College of Pharmacy|
|Siddaganga school of Nursing||Siddaganga I.T.I College|
|Siddaganga B.Ed College||Siddaganga T.C.H College|
|Siddaganga Pre University College||Siddaganga First Grade College|
|Siddaganga Co-First Grade College||Siddaganga High Schools|
|Siddaganga Sanskrit College||Siddaganga Sanskrit Schools|
|Siddaganga Primary Schools||Siddaganga Kannada Pandith Training Institute|
|Blind school||Siddaganga Primary & Pre Primary schools|