Shops, hotels and other business outlets are closed as a mark of respect to departed soul,Lingayat seer Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt. Owners voluntarily serving food, water to devotees who have descended in the city in lakhs of numbers. Stranded passengers in the city bus station are not troubled by the closing of hotels as the locals have ensured their convenience.
Volunteers were seen calling people to have food without hesitation
Makeshift kitchen have come up on both sides of the road leading to Siddaganga Mutt from the city bus station.
The senior cook in Siddaganga Mutt says in fact voluntary service of the people in the city has reduced pressure on the Mutt, yet the holy shrine is capable of feeding devotees anytime.
Every shop in the city has happened hung up Sri Shivakumara Swamiji’s hoarding in front of their shops. Sri Shivakumara Swamiji will be cremated with full state honours today at 4.30 PM.