Filmmaker Omkar B. has made a film based on the life of Sri
Shivakumara Swamiji, senior pontiff of Sri Siddaganga Mutt and the
importance of the Sri Siddaganga Kshetra in Tumkur. The movie,
titled Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga, highlights the importance of the
Sri Siddaganga Kshetra that has been operating since 700 years.
The Mutt houses more than 8500 children of the age group 5 to 16
and is open to children from all religions, castes and creeds. The
101-year-old saint, Sree Shivakumara Swamiji has devoted more than
seven decades of service to humanity, helping the poor and the
downtrodden. He does not believe in any religion other than the
religion of humanity. Mahanthappa produces the film.
The audio release function of the film was held recently at the
Mutt premises, which was attended by a large number of people
including Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Master Kishen,
Lakshmi Devi, Dodanna, Srinivasamutrhy, Suchednra Prasad and
The movie includes nine numbers sung by Dr. SPB, Shankar
Mahadevan, Shamitha, Yuvaraj and others. The movie includes one
song, featuring about 20,000 children, shot at the Mutt. These
songs, penned by the director himself also feature Master Kishen
and veteran actor Dodanna.