Biography


Shri Muppin Kaadsiddheswar Maharaj was born on 23 April 1905 (Chaitra Sankashti day) in the Linganoor Village, Kolhapur district, Maharashtra state in India. His father's name was Shri Shaigauda Patil. He was named 'Jaigauda Patil'. He was formally adopted by the Twenthy-Fifth Virupaksha Kaadeshwar of the Kaneri Math, Lingayat Parampara and invested as the Twenty Sixth Mathadheepati of the (Siddhagiri) Kaneri Math, Lingayat Parampara in 1922 at the age of 17. He was a master in Yog (Sanskrit योग,) and was known to have mastered all the difficult asans like the Kumbhak, which he could maintain for 9 minutes. He would mediate for over 10 hours a day and from the period between 1922 to 1935, he mastered all the aspects of the Hindu spiritual tradition and philosophy. However, he met his philosophical and spiritual Guru, Shri Samarth Siddharameshwar Maharaj in 1935. He was given a new outlook on the deep philosophical concepts, and attained self-realization, or Gyan Drishti. He always taught that concepts of sects and religions are an illusion and everything is unified. To realize this unity is the simplest form of Vidnyani Avastha.