Sree Siddaganga Mutt Tumkur
Sree Siddaganga Mutt was established during 15th century A.D. According to history the mutt was established by 'Sri Gosala Siddeshwara Swamiji', Who belongs to 'Shunya Simhasana'. A Spiritual Academy at fame during the days of social reformer Basaveshwara.
The 'Siddaganga' is the name came when one of the Saints exercised his spiritual power and made the pond let in one of the caves of the overhanging hillock adjoining the mutt.
Present Head of the Mutt: His Holiness Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji is the present Head of the Mutt, who assumed full responsibility in 1941 by Sree Uddana Swamiji.
The mutt runs 126 Educational institutes all over the Karnataka. It is providing free education to more than 9000 poor students without discrimination of caste & creed. One must enjoy the beautiful scene of prayer in presence of Pujya Shivkumar Swamiji.
Siddganga Mutt every morning and evening in which one can find the students of Siddaganga Mutt ranging from Pre-primary to Post-graduate in a common plate form. Siddhaganga
Mutt publishes monthly magazine "Siddhaganga" which is started 47 years ago.
Government of Karnataka felicitated Pujya Dr. Shivkumar Swamiji with Karnatka Ratna (Gem of Karnataka Province) award for his dedicated service to the society.
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.
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.
Mutt web site: http://sreesiddagangamutt.org