Birthday of Lingayat seer celebrated

Bengaluru, April 1: The 111th birthday of Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami, head of the Siddaganga Mutt, was celebrated on Sunday by thousands of devotees who thronged the Mutt in Tumakuru, about 70km northwest of Bengaluru, and sought his blessings. Known among his followers as a “walking god” and an incartion of 12th century renowned social reformer Basava, Swami heads the Sree Siddaganga Education Society, which runs about 125 educatiol institutions. (IANS)