Popularly known as Murugi Math, Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Brihan Mutt at Chitradurga is dedicated to Lingayatism. Near the famous math, is Muruga Vana, a 25-acre garden with trees, natural rocks and man-made attractions like statues and tableaus.
For those with a philosophical bent of mind, there are tabloids that depict the preachings of few sharanas (seeker). These statues also showcase the lifestyle of the sharanas, reflecting their principle of ‘simple living and high thinking’ perfectly. A tableau in the garden depicts a sharana giving discourse to disciples who are listening in rapt attention.
You can also get a first-hand experience of villagers and their daily life through statues depicting them. Every aspect of their lifestyle – from their attire to hunting expeditions to their daily life is represented in great detail here. The tableau of tribals with their dwelling and distinct dress and activities is imaginative and catches your eye.