Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (January 2) will take part in various programmes in the state of Karnataka, including a visit to Sri Siddaganga mutt in Tumakuru.

PM Modi's Tumakuru visit is part of his two-day visit to Karnataka from January 2-3.

During the Siddaganga mutt visit, PM Modi is slated to unveil a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone for a memorial museum of Shri Shri Shivakumara Swamiji.

Shivakumara Swamiji, who headed the Sri Siddaganga mutt, breathed his last at the age of 111 on January 21, 2019. Top political leaders and thousands of devotees participated in the funeral of the seer, who was often called "the walking god”.

Earlier, a PMO release said that the Prime Minister would offer prayers and also plant a sapling at the mutt.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa and other dignitaries including Siddalingeshwara Swami will be present on the occasion. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering.