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Siddharoodha Math, Hubli – A Holy Centre for the Hindus

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Hubli, the humble little town of Karnataka, houses the famous Siddharoodha Math (mutt) that holds a unique significance in Modern Hinduism. This famous tourist spot is a renowned Hindu holy center. It was built in the year 1929 where Sri Siddharoodha took Samadhi, to honor him.

Chandramouleshwara Temple, Hubli. Image courtesy Manjunath Doddamani Gajendragad

He had taught philosophy there, and even till today his devotees gather annually to celebrate Maha Shivratri in a bug way at the math. Earlier in 1919 and 1924, the math was visited by Lokmanya Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi respectively.

Quick Facts about the Siddharoodha Math, Hubli 

  • Timings: The math remains open all year round from 6.00 AM – 6.00 PM.
  • Address: Sri Siddharoodha Swamy Math Trust Committee, Karwar Road, Hubli – 580024 (MAP)
  • Phone: +91 836 2203 485/ 2202 651/2000 947
  • Email ID: ssmtch@bsnl.com

The Guru and History of Siddharoodha Math, Hubli

Sadguru Siddharudha Maharaj always condemned castes and believed that everybody was equally entitled. He gladly led the life of an ascetic. At the tender age of six, he left his home, family and worldly comforts with a purpose. He was believed to be the incarnation of Shiva, the popular Trinity deity of the Hindus. He wanted to seek the spiritual master, commonly called the Satguru. For this, he became a student while serving at the ashram of Shri Gajadandaswami. He happened to be blessed by his master after and he took up a pilgrimage in order to help those in need and gain enlightenment in their paths.

He travelled from the North down South of the country, i.e. Kashmir to Kanyakumari with the idea of spiritual awakening. Finally, he settled down in Hubli. People including followers and devotees started reaching out to him for seeking solace, attaining mental satisfaction and gaining spiritual enlightenment. The Siddharoodha Math happens to be built at the place where he died in Hubli in 1929.

Significance of the Siddharoodha Math, Hubli 

Siddharoodha Math, Hubli holds a special place in the hearts of the devotees. The Maharaj had always served his people without any sort of discrimination. In fact, he even had a Muslim disciple by the name of Kabirdas. Parampoojya Shri Kalavati Devi was known to be his supreme disciple. Another famous saint by the name of Rukmabai Mallapur is known to be the disciple as is Gurunatharudha, whose Samadhi is next to Sri Siddharoodha’s Samadhi in the Hubli math.

How to Reach Siddharoodha Math, Hubli  

The Math in Hubli can be accessed by many different modes of commute.

By Air

Hubli has its own airport, which lies 18 kilometres from the city centre and about 5 kilometres from the math. Connections from Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Belgaum etc. are available.

By Train

Karaikal, Janshtabdi and Sampark Kranti from some of the major connections to Hubli from different cities.

By Road

Hailing a cab is the best means of road transport. The road journey takes about 6 hours from Bangalore (410 kilometres). The distance from Mumbai is a little over 580 kilometres; while from Pune is over 430 kilometres. The bus stand is barely 3 kilometres away from the math.

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