Centre approves new name for Hubballi railway station in Karnataka

South India

Hubballi railway station will soon be called Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station.


According to the news agency ANI report, the Centre issued a letter to Karnataka on Wednesday, saying it has no objection to the change of the name of Hubballi Railway Station to Shree Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station-Hubballi.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the principal secretary to Karnataka revenue department that the ministry has no objection to the suggestion made by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa through a l a letter dated November 11 last year.

“The Government of India has no objection to change the name of Hubballi railway station as Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station-Hubballi in Karnataka," the Centre said in its letter.

It asked the state government to issue a notification regarding the spelling of the new name in Devanagiri (Hindi), Roman (English) and regional languages.

"The state government of Karnataka is requested to issue the required gazette notification spelling the new name accordingly in Devanagiri (Hindi), Roman (English) and regional languages”, it added,

Shree Siddharoodha Swami was an exponent of Advaita philosophy and was known for “simple living, great thinking”.. He was born in Bidar in 1836 and achieved salvation in Hubballi.

Sadguru Siddharudha Maharaj lived in the style of an ascetic throughout his life. He condemned practice of casteism and conceived divinity in everything that exists, as well as disagreeing with the common notion that Brahmins were the only ones entitled to liberation, firmly believing that everyone is equally entitled.


With inputs from Agency

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