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Mathe Mahadevi, first female Jagadguru of Lingayat sect, no more


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Bengaluru, Mar 14: Mathe Mahadevi, head of Basava Dharma Peetha at Kudalasangama, passed away here on Thursday, March 14.

The 74-year-old was admitted to Manipal hospital on March 10. She was suffering from lung infection, multi-organ failure and was in a critical condition.

The doctors on Thursday confirmed that she passed away failing to respond to treatment given at the hospital.

 

 

Mathe Mahadevi was born on March 13, 1946 at Sasalahatti in Chitradurga. Swami Lingananda had provided 'Deeksha' to her in 1966. In 1970 she was installed as a jagadguru, and became the first woman to hold this position in the Lingayat mutt.

Mathe Mahadevi was a BSc and MA degree holder. Inspired by the 12th century reformer, poetess Akka Mahadevi, she has written 20 books. An educational and religious institution called Jaganmata Akka Mahadevi Ashrama in Dharwad was started by her in by 1983.

Her mortal remains will be kept for public viewing at Basava Mantap in Bengaluru’s Rajajinagar. It will then be taken to Kudalasangama for public viewing. Her last rites will be conducted on Friday afternoon at Kudalasangama.


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  • Kereng Vivian, Bajpe

    Fri, Mar 15 2019

    A person who fought for separate lingayath religion supported leases like MB Patil .
    Any how anything we do death is the final answer for our life
    May mathes soul Rest In Peace

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  • Raaz, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    RIP ...heartfelt condolences

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  • Sampath, India

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    We can only PRAY...

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  • Naveen Perira, Bajpe

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    RIP

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    May her soul rest in Peace.

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  • Neel, Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    May her soul Elevate to the highest Abode

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  • K K, Bajpe , Kateel Road

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    May her soul rest in peace traveled along with her in Auto , heartfelt concordances Amma ,

    K K
    Bajpe

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Rest peacefully in Heaven ...

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  • prakash D cunha, Bajpe / Dubai

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Humble person attend a meeting some years abck ,

    RIP

    Prakash Dcunha
    Bajpe/ Dubai

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  • Anand Moras, Bajpe , Oman

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    Met some years back and offered Kukoo ( Mango ) to her and she was very found of mango's ,

    RIP Amma
    Anand Moars
    Bajpe / Oman

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  • Arif R M, Bajpe

    Thu, Mar 14 2019

    May her soul rest in Peace ,
    RIP Mathe Mahadevi ,

    Arif
    Bajpe

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