In 1929, Kuvempu became a teacher. After that, during the Dasara holidays he went on a trip to Calcutta and to Belur Mutt with Swami Siddeswarananda and Devangi MAnappa. He also obtained an initiation from Swami Shivananda. He became much more cheerful by these experiences and his love for the metaphysical-Adhyatma- unfolded many times thereafter.
[Picked from Shri K. C. Shiva Reddy's book - Ugada Kavi (Poet of the Era). Translated to english by Shri R Vijayaraghavan]