Sri Siddheshwar Swami, seer of the Sri Jnana Yogashrama of Vijayapura, well-known for his scholarly discourses and who had a big following, handed away on the ashrama there on Monday. He was 81 and unwell for a while.
Deputy Commissioner of Vijayapura Vijay Mahantesh Danammanavar stated that the ultimate rites of the seer shall be held in Vijayapura on Tuesday, at 5 p.m.
He was a robust orator who held month-long discourses in cities and villages. He was cherished by his devotees in Karnataka and Maharashtra and different States as effectively. And, a lot of folks thronged to listen to him communicate.
Hailing from Bijjaragi in Vijayapura district, he spent over 67 years as a monk. He was effectively versed in Kannada, Marathi, English, Sanskrit and Urdu. He used anecdotes from all sacred texts in his speeches, although the primary theme of the discourses remained the Kayaka-Dasoha ideology preached by Sri Basaveshwara and different Sharanas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other different leaders condoled the dying of Siddeshwar Swami.
“Paramapujya Sri Siddheshwara Swamiji shall be remembered for his excellent service to society. He labored tirelessly for the betterment of others and was additionally revered for his scholarly zeal. On this hour of grief, my ideas are along with his numerous devotees. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister tweeted alongside along with his footage with the seer.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated: “I’m pained to know the swamiji has died. The swamiji had rendered invaluable service to humankind by striving for its upliftment by means of his discourses. His dying is an insufferable loss to the State.”
Seer of Adichunchanagiri mutt Nirmalanandanatha Swami stated that Siddeshwar Swami had launched the teachings and messages of each Indian and Western religious leaders, philosophers, scientists, and political leaders to folks of Karnataka by means of his significant discourses.
Speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri, Chief of Opposition within the Legislative Meeting Siddaramaiah, former Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy, KPCC chief D.Ok. Shivakumar and several other Ministers have been amongst those that condoled the dying of Siddeshwar Swami.