Invited Swamijis from India

Dr. Sri Shivakumar Swamiji Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Shivacharya Swamiji Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru Sri Tontadarya Shivacharya Swamiji Sri Abhinava Gavisiddeswara Swamiji Sri Basavananda Swamiji Sri Akka Rupakka
His Holiness Dr. Sri Shivakumar Swamiji

Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji (born April 1, 1907) is the present head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur District, Karnataka, India and founder of the Sree Siddaganga Education Society. He was initiated into viraktashram order in 1930. Swamiji was born in Veerapura near Magadi Taluk.He studied English in college and is proficient in Kannada 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. About 10,000 children are given free education, food and shelter. Swamiji is 104 year old and is called walking God or 21st century Basavanna. In recognition of his humanitarian work, Sree Swamiji was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by Karnatak University in 1965
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji

The present pontiff Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, the 24th head of the Holy Seat, is a farsighted spiritual successor to Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji. Heading the mighty J S S Mahavidyapeetha as its president, he has been carrying the onerous responsibility as enjoined upon him by his illustrious preceptor. He is a saint involving himself in multifarious activities. A tireless person keeping himself always engaged in one programme or the other. A progressive thinker and a zealous reformer, he is relentlessly striving to empower the Mahavidyapeetha to meet the challenges of the present century. This widely travelled and unassuming spiritual head is a prolific speaker. He has already edited some classics in Kannada. Despite all this he has effectively demonstrated his detachment from the mundane, through his exalted spiritual attainment.

His Holiness Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Shivacharya Swamiji

The present pontiff of the Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, Sirigere is His Holiness Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji who succeeded to this religious seat in the year 1979. The swamiji is an eminent Sanskrit scholar with Ph.D from Banaras Hindu University. Swamiji himself is a Computer scholar who has developed Softwares on the grammer of Panini called Ganakasthadhyayi, on Vachanas of 12 th century sharanascalled Ganaka Vachana Samputa, and on women Self Help Groups called Grihini. His Holiness is also the President of the STJ Education Society. Treading the path of his predecessor, the Swamiji has been relentlessly striving for the upliftment of the rural poor and the downtrodden.
His Holiness Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji

His holiness Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji of Jnyana Yogashrama, Bijapur, Karnataka, India is one of the eminent spiritual thinkers of our time.

Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji has transformed the lives of many people in India. His approach is to teach lessons for the life from the spiritual word. His lecture series "Badukuvudu Hege, How do we lead life" has transformed millions of Indians. People have appreciated the practical lessons on contentment and happiness in life.

Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji is authentic speaker on Allama Prabhu's Vachanas. He has thrown new light on the understanding of Vachanas. Best of his lecture's come out when comparison of world's philosophers are put into perspective on a particular subject.

Sri Siddeshwar Swamiji lives simple inspiring life style. Leads contentment life by example. Philosopher, thinker swamiji has traveled throughout the world delivering spiritual discourses. He holds a postgraduate degree in Philosophy. He has delved deep into spirituality and has written several books based on the works of Saints and Seers of India. Sri Swamiji's discourses on Vedantha, The Gita, Yogasutra, Vachana are known for their originality, thinking, expression and contemplation. Sri Swamiji has edited his own preceptor's "Pathanjali's Yogasuthra" with great scholarly erudition. Sri Siddheshwar Swamiji's simplicity, detachment, yogic moods, compassion, creative approach to spiritual issues and his incomparable calm and composition really make the audience feel elated and enlightened. His discourses are known for their precision and penetration attracting the layman and the learned alike.
Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru

Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru is the present pontiff of the Math, Who was coroneted in the Holy throne on 31st January, 1991, as successor of Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Swamiji.

Sharanaru set compassion and co-existence as two mission for the Math. Sharanas culture was considered as the only ideals for life. Propagation of Basava Philosophy and its execution in day to day life were the programes he designed for the Math and disciples. For their careful implementation he organized the interested people and motivated them with required training. Fostered Basava Kendras in villages, towns and cities gave them monthly and annual program for implementation. Traveled over the length and breadth of countries and continents. Welcomed the scholars, social workers and political leaders to the Math and honoured them to motivate others. Created literary and cultural foundations for providing necessary infrastructure to convert his dreams into reality.

His field of action includes the eradication of evils of caste system, removal of inequality and poverty, discontinuing the practice of blind beliefs, avoiding the environmental pollution while implementing development projects, helping the workers and farmers, arranging the protection for the orphan children, abode for old age people, elimination of bad habits and drug addiction, anti dowry programmes, widow and inter caste marriages are some of the activities to name. Sharana Sangama, Sharana Sanskriti Utsava, Sahaja Shivayoga, Maneyalli Mahamane, Janajagruthi Padayatra, Maha Dasoha, Basava Shree Award, Abode for orphan children and old age people, Basava Tatva Mahavidyalya are some of the programs to specify amongst the number of projects planned and executed.

His Holiness Sri Tontadarya Shivacharya Swamiji

Sri Tontadarya Shivacharya Swamiji is the present head of Sree Tontadarya Mutt in Dambal-Gadag. The Tontadarya Matha of the Veerashaiva sect of Hinduism is engaged in many educational and literary activities in and around Gadag. Sri Mann Niranjana Jagadguru Dr Tontada Siddhalinga Mahaswamigalu Yedeyur Samsthana Mutt, Dambal-Gadag is the permanent President of this service oriented Sangha. He is multifaceted personality and great visionary. He has given new meaning and scope to religion in the service of humanity. He has given pragmatic, progressive and rational outlook to all activities of the mutt. He is the 18th pontiff in the line of Succession starting from Sri Tontada Siddalinga Shivayogi,. Under his dynamic Stewardship the Kainkarya Seva Sangha is moving from Strength to Strength by extending its Sphere and Scope.
His Holiness Sri Abhinava Gavisiddeswara Swamiji

His Holiness Sri Gavisiddeshwara Maha Swamiji is a post graduate in English, Philosophy and Sanskrit. He is scholar, Orator, Thinker, Creative Worker, Educationist, Reformist and above all he is an Ardent follower of his Guruji. He belives himself not as a Peethadhipati of Sri GaviMath but as an humble servant chosen by his reverred Guruji, of which he feels proud to serve to uphold the greatness of Sri GaviMath and for promoting the good of all. He is quite sincere in carrying out the aims and aspirations of his Guruji. H.H.Strived Hard successfully for the completion of unfinished Ayuredic college and hospital building. Within the record period of one year and observed the first "Punya Smarane" of his Guruji in the premises of the completed Building of Ayurvedic College quite meaningfully and magnificently. H.H. Sri Gavisiddeshwara Maha Swamiji is the founder of D.Ed and B.Ed Colleges. Realising the need of a school with CBSE Syllabus he has pioneered in this field by opening a public school. He has totally changed not only the physical outlook of Sri Gavimath but also he has enriched the intrinsic worth and spiritual environment by launching programmes packed with philosophical, educational and cultural values.
His Holiness Sri Basavananda Swamiji

His Holiness Sri Basavananda Swamiji is the present head of Sri Guru Basava Mahamane, Managundi, Dharawad. Swamiji conducts spiritual camps comprising yoga, meditation and nature treatment through fasting. Swamiji suggests that fasting is the medicine for blood pressure, diabetes and other disorders and diseases suffered by human beings. Swamiji recommends that fasting can keep all human ailments at bay and purify the body. The spirituality is equally important to achieve pure physical, mental health and to keep the society healthier.
Her Holiness Sri Akka Rupakka

Her Holiness Sri Akka Rupaka has been instrumental in establishing Basava Divine Center in USA. A spiritual soul from her childhood, Rupaka has practiced various disciplines like Vedanta, Yoga, and Shakti Upasane prior to entering the path of Guru Basavanna. She is an Engineer by profession and is the founding CEO of a technology company. True to the traditions of Guru Basavanna, she is performing her Sadhana, Kayaka, and propagation of Basava teachings with dedication. She has undertaken systematic study of Vachanas under the guidance of Poojya Swamiji. She has authored books and articles on Vachanas in both English and Kannada. She lectures and conducts classes in meditation, Basava Philosophy, and its application to life
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