Devagiriyellapura (Haveri District, Karnataka), July 14, 2013: Muni 108 Sri Dharmasagarji Maharaj has attained Samadhi due to massive heart attack at 3 pm on sunday July 14, 2013 near Devagiriyellapura in Haveri taluk. It was decided to conduct his chaturmas at Kalasuru and he was on his vihar towards Kalasuru (Savanur taluk in Haveri). His body had been kept in the Digambar Jain Basadi at Haveri for the last darshan of devotees. His last rights were conducted on July 15, 2013 at 11.30 am at the Jain mortuary in Haveri. The last rights were held under the guidance of Muni 108 Sri Punyasagarji Maharaj. His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamji of Swadi Jain Mutt and His Holiness Swasti Sri Dharmasena Bhattarakha Swamiji of Amminabhavi Jain Mutt were also present. Devotees from near by towns and villages started pouring into Haveri as soon as they heard the news of his Samadhi.
About Muni Dharmasagarji Maharaj:
Date of Birth – 21-07-1941.
Place of Birth – Banagitti Gudiyala (Kalagatagi taluk, Dharwad district, Karnataka).
Parents – Jinnappa Koti (Father), Parvati Devi (Mother).
Name as a Shravaka – Dharmappa Koti.
Brahmachari Diksha – From Muni 108 Buthabaliji Maharaj in 1996.
Ailak Diksha – 13-8-2000 from Muni 108 Subhachandrasagarji Maharaj at Hosadurga.
Total Chaturmas – 14
Past Chaturmas held at – Hubli (2001), Koluru (Haveri taluk, 2007), Balambeeda (Hanagal Taluk, 2010). – Jain Heritage Centres News Service