Sri Shivarathri Religious Endowment
This Endowment has been established for encouraging activities such as spreading of religious values, organising discourses and Lingadeekshe and awarding persons who have contributed to enriching religious literature among the masses.
The Math is always working for the betterment of society through various programmes. Sri Shivarathreeshwara Dharmika Datti (SSDD) is an independent body established for the overall development of individuals. In addition to its numerous other programmes, spiritual and personality development programmes are organised every year at Suttur, Ooty, B.R. Hills and other places. The programmes, besides teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and pranayama, also guide the participants on ‘finding freedom from complex social and psychological problems.’
Retreat Camp for Legislators
Sri Suttur Math held a camp for Karnataka Legislators in September 2000 at Suttur. The success of that camp inspired the Math to conduct another camp in September 2008. The three-day camp intended for the members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council was a rare political-cum-spiritual retreat to inculcate in them moral values and social responsibilities. The camp was attended by more than 65 legislators cutting across party affiliations. A team of learned spiritual leaders and scholars from different backgrounds conducted the sessions. In addition to yoga and meditation, the camp included discourses by eminent personalities on topics ranging from ‘nation-building’ to ‘the role of religious institutions in rural development’.
The Govt. of Karnataka had organized a 3-day ‘Chintan Baitak’ (brainstorming session) for its council of ministers in 2009 at Sri Suttur Sri Kshetra. Hon’ble Sri Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurated the camp and addressed and interacted with the ministers.