Tumakuru: Siddaganga Seer Shivakumara Swamiji came as the ray of hope in the lives of thousands of people who have been given free food, education and shelter under the aegis of the Mutt. With the sad demise of the 111-year-old seer, who is rightly revered as the walking God, scores of students have come forward to undergo a ritual of 'Kesha mundan' or tonsuring.
As per sources, as many as 8000 students studying under the aegis of the mutt, from primary school to post-graduation will take part in the ritual on January 29 and participate in the main ritual on January 31, as a mark of respect to their beloved Swamiji.
To back this large scale event, Akhila Karnataka Savita Samaja leaders have expressed their desire to conduct the ritual of tonsuring free of cost. The leaders of the organisation have met the junior seer of the Mutt and submitted a request letter, to which the junior seer has given consent. The tonsuring will be held in January 29.
Kesha mundan is an important ritual in the Hindu religion, especially performed on the death of parents.
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