Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Bangalore

A charitable institution offering education to the needy children

A charitable institution offering education to the needy children | Photo credit: Dushyant Naresh/wikimedia

Sree Siddaganga Mutt Overview

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Established in 15th Century A.D. Sree Siddaganga Mutt follows an ancient model of the Gurukul that tries to provide service to the needy. Situated in the middle of a lovely and peaceful landscape, the mutt is an inspiring institute that offers education to over 8,000 poor children, between the age of five and 16 years.

These children are also provided free food and shelter. The academy is free from any form of discrimination and admits children from all faiths and communities. The mutt also has a school for blind children, which has more than 100 kids.

There ashram also has temples of Sree Siddalingeshwara and Sree Siddalingamma. The mutt is headed by Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji, who is now 104 years old.

Located in Tumkur, it is about 63 kilometres from Bangalore and would take approximately two hours to reach by car.

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Siddaganga Mata Rd, Sri Siddaganga Kshetra, Tumkur, KA, 572104