Sri Siddheshwar Swami Age, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 81 Years Hometown: Bijjaragi, Karnataka Death Date: 02/01/2023

Names Earned Nadedado Narayan (Walking God of North Karnataka) [1]Facebook – Sri Siddheshwar Appaji Bhaktaru, Buddiji [2]Times Now
Profession Seer of the ashram Sri Jnanayogashrama of Vijayapura, Karnataka
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1. 68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth 24 October 1941 (Friday)
Birthplace Bijjaragi, Vijayapur district, Karnataka
Date of Death 2 January 2023
Place of Death Sri Jnanayogashrama of Vijayapura, Bijapur, Karnataka
Age (at the time of death) 81 Years
Death Cause Prolonged illness due to age-related ailments [3]The Print
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bijjaragi, Vijayapur district, Karnataka
College/University • Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
• Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Educational Qualification • Graduation at Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
• MA in Philosophy at Kolhapur University, Maharashtra [4]The Hindu
Religion/Religious Views At 14, Siddheshwar was ordained into the order of the math seers by Sri Mallikarjuna Swamiji. [5]Jnanayogashrama

Later, he founded the ashram Jnanayogashrama in Vijayapura, Karnataka. The ashram Jnanayogashrama follows the core philosophy of Karma, Bhakti, Dhyana, and Jnana Yoga. [6]Jnanayogashrama Sri Siddheshwar Swami’s lectures featured the ideology preached by Sri Basaveshwara, who was a Lingayat social reformer in the Shiva-focussed bhakti movement. He also preached other Sharanas, the three Acharyas of Indian philosophy, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sufism. [7]The Hindu

Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Unmarried
Wife/Spouse N/A
Parents Father– Ogeppagouda Siddhagonda Patil
Mother– Sangamma Ogeppagouda Patil

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sri Siddheshwar Swami

  • Sri Siddheshwar Swami was an Indian spiritual leader who was the seer of the ashram Sri Jnanayogashrama of Vijayapura, Karnataka.
  • Born into an ordinary farmer’s family in rural Karnataka, he attended a local school in his native village.
  • Under the discipleship of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamiji, Siddheshwar accompanied him to places where he would preach, meanwhile continuing to pursue his formal education.
    Sri Siddheshwar Swami as a disciple of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamiji in his teenage
  • Thereafter, he founded the ashram Jnanayogashrama in Vijayapura, Karnataka, where he spent his life until death.
  • A polyglot, Siddheshwar Swami delivered religious speeches in Kannada, English, Marathi, Hindi, and Sanskrit.
  • Sri Siddheshwar Swami has authored several books on the Upanishads, Gita, Sharana philosophy, and general spirituality during his lifetime. His literary works include Siddhanta Shikhamani, Allamaprabhu’s Vachana Nirvachana, and Bhagavad Chintana (Reflections of the Divine). He has also written books in English like God, World and Soul: Reflections on Saintly Sayings (Vachanas) (2021), Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (2020), Pravachan on Narada Bhakti Sutra and Shiva Sutra.
    Sri Siddheshwar Swami during his early adulthood
  • In 2018, the Government of India decided to confer the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, on Sri Siddheshwar Swami, but he refused to accept it. He wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying,
    I don’t need titles, I am a sanyasi.”

  • In 2023, his last rites were conducted on the Ashram premises as per his wishes which he had recorded on ‘Guru Purnima’ day of 2014. The Karnataka government through an official notification announced that it had decided to accord Swamiji a state funeral. Previously, Siddheshwar Swami had a fall at a devotee’s home and suffered multiple fractures, but he recovered fully.
  • On 3 January 2022, his mortal remains was displayed in the ashram until 4:30 am for the public to pay their last respects, it was thereafter shifted to Sainik School premises for his devotees to pay their respects. Later, his mortal remains were brought back to the ashram for his last rites. Social media flooded with posts paying tribute to the Karnataka seer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too paid his last respect via a tweet.

Paramapujya Sri Siddheshwara Swami Ji will be remembered for his outstanding service to society. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of others and was also respected for his scholarly zeal. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his countless devotees. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 2, 2023

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