Today India has incurred a great loss as it has lost its walking god Dr Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamiji. Though physically he wont be with us anymore, the service done by the walking god towards humanity will be eternal.
The walking god Dr Shivakumara Swami who was the seer who headed the Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka’s Tumakuru has died at 111 after a prolonged illness.
Dr Shivakumara Swami was loved and respected across all religions and he will be remembered for his reformatory works done in the state. He is also known as Trivida Dasohi as he was providing free food, education, and shelter through his Guru Kula houses for more than 8,500 children from ages 5 to 16 years and it should be noted that children from all religions, castes and creeds could join it.
The impact done to the society by the walking god was such that late former President of India Mr APJ Kalam had even dedicated a poem to him. Yes, while Mr Kalam was addressing the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on May 10, 2007, he recalled his participation in Sree Swamiji 100th birthday Celebrations.
Mr Kalam had said “His Holiness Sree Sree Sivakumara Swamiji of Sree Siddaganga Matt of Tumkur is an example of spreading the message of giving. He has been on a tireless mission of socio-economic development and eradication of inequalities in education. ….On this happy occasion, a message of ”Giving” came to my mind celebrating Swamiji’s contribution, I composed and recited a poem which I would like to share with you.”
Below is the poem composed by our former President Later Kalam:
“O my fellow citizens, In giving, you receive happiness, In Body and Soul You have everything to give. If you have the knowledge, share it If you have resources, share them with the needy. Use your mind and heart, To remove the pain of the suffering, And, cheer the sad hearts. In giving, you receive happiness Almighty will bless all your actions.”
Source: One India