CM Yediyurappa releases ‘Shivapada Ratnakosha’ online from Bengaluru
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CM Yediyurappa releases ‘Shivapada Ratnakosha’ online from Bengaluru

July 29, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa released ‘Shivapada Ratnakosha,’ a volume of Veerashaiva-Lingayat Dictionary, brought out by JSS Mahavidyapeetha, online at a programme organised at his office in Bengaluru yesterday, which was streamed  live  on Facebook at Suttur Mutt premises in Mysuru.

Speaking on the occasion, Yediyurappa said he was happy to release this huge volume, which comprises Vachana Sahitya and Veerashaiva poetry. 

Noting that the over 1,000 page volume is a treasure of knowledge, he said that the book introduces Veerashaiva dharma, culture and principles.

Highlighting the role of Mutts in the growth of the State, Yediyurappa said that Mutts have revolutionised learning  by imparting education to poor children and weaker sections of the society.

Stating that Suttur Mutt has taken the lead in imparting education, he said  Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Swamiji dedicated his entire life for the cause of poor children.

Highlighting that Suttur Mutt is globally known for its ‘Trividha Dasoha’ (Education, Food and Shelter), the CM said that the volume should reach every doorstep and the people must learn from it.

Kannada and Culture Minister C.T. Ravi, who spoke after receiving the first copy, said that the volume has 4,681 references and has been brought out in a most apt manner, after carrying out thorough studies and making comparisons with hundreds of contemporary books.

Pointing out that Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol had sanctioned funds for bringing out the volume when he was Kannada and Culture Minister in the previous BJP Government over ten years ago, Ravi said that the volume is of much help to the people for leading a meaningful life.

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Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol, who presided, said that Suttur Mutt has a long history extending over centuries. 

Stating that Suttur Mutt has grown by leaps and bounds under Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, he said that the Mutt has been providing education, food and shelter to scores of children from across the country, which is a great service.

He further said that the volume can become a handbook for religious studies and research.

Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the volume is educative to the administrators. 

Noting that the volume has made its own mark in Kannada Literature through its clarity and specific nature, he said that every person should read it for gaining useful knowledge.

Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, who graced the occasion at the city event, said that JSS Mahavidyapeetha’s Sri Shivarathreeshwara Granthamaale will soon come up with another important work. 

Stating that an English work scripted by Vijayapura Jnanayogashrama’s Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji on Patanjali Yoga Sutras will soon be released, he said that the release of the book, which has the Prime Minister’s compliment, has been delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Pointing out that ‘Shivapada Ratnakosha’ took nine years of hard work, he said that the volume has derivations from its Sanskrit version, published in 2011. 

Highlighting the role of Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji in bringing out the volume, the Suttur Seer said that the volume will be made more complete in the future editions.

Tumakuru Siddaganga Mutt Seer Sri Siddalinga Swamiji, Sri Siddeshwara Swamiji, Adichunchanagiri Mutt Seer Sri Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji and a host of other Seers sent their wishes on the occasion.

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Kanakapura Mutt Seer Sri Mummadi Nirvana Swamiji, MP Pratap Simha, MLC R. Dharmasena, JSS Mahavidyapeetha Executive Secretary Dr. C.G. Betsurmath and others attended the live streaming at Suttur Mutt at the foot of Chamundi Hill, while Legislators S.A. Ramdas, Dr. Yathindra Siddharamaiah and K.T. Srikantegowda took part online.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “CM Yediyurappa releases ‘Shivapada Ratnakosha’ online from Bengaluru”

  1. Hey Covid19! says:

    Here we go again! Yeddi, the Lingayat and the disciple of the Suttur Mutt, is doing this as if this a priority at a time, when his state is badly suffering from Corona Virus infections.

  2. Sharanu, Sharanu, Shambulinga! says:

    This is indeed the travesty in the midst of a severe Corona virus spread in Karnataka , which is one the worst hit states. Looking at the photos , Yedi, t and the Suttur Kavi-clad person and so many others with him do not wear masks, and flouting the rules which land any common person in difficulties.
    Ofcourse, Yedi Veera Shiva has to do it,obeying his Kaavi-clad master! After all BJP is a Saffron Party! This publication is important that it has to be funded by the state! No refusal for Suttur Mutt at all! Yes, JSS has grown leaps and bounds thanks to the Kaavi clad seers of the Mutt milking money from the state , and keep establishing institutions, universities, hospitals etc.. thanks to the munificence of the state.
    Sharanu, Sharanu, Shambulinga! Dasoham, and thanks to Kasoham for this!!

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