Tumakuru: Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy reached Tumakuru after the official announcement was made from the Siddaganga Mutt about the passing away of the seer.

The mortal remains of Shivakumara Swamiji were taken in a palanquin to the SIddaganga Mutt.

The seer's mortal remains will be kept for viewing in in the Mutt premises to allow people to pay their last respects till 3pm, on January 22.

The final rites of the seer will be conducted at 4:30pm, on January 22 in the Siddaganga Mutt premises.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to pay his last respects to Shivakumara Swamiji.

The Siddaganga Mutt, Shivakumara Swamiji breathed his last at the age of 111 at 11:44am, on Monday in Tumakuru. The government has announced three-day mourning in the state.

There is a belief that those who breath their last on Monday attain Moksha and join Lord Shiva. According to beliefs there is no possibility of reincarnation.

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