Baba Budan Giri Or Datta Peeta, Chikmagalur

About Baba Budan Giri or Datta Peeta Information-Chikmagalur

Baba Budangiri (also spelled as Bababudangiri or Baba Budan Giri), is a mountain in the Baba Budan Giri Range, also called as Dattagiri Hill Range, of the Western Ghats of India. This hill is said to be the location of a small Sufi shrine devoted to the saint Baba Budan and also associated to the Hindu God Guru Dattatreya. Hence Dattagiri/Baba Budangiri is considered scared for both Hindus and Muslims.

Situated north of Chikmagalur, this range is named after the Muslim saint Baba Budan. It has one of the highest mountain peaks whose altitude falls between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba Budan Giri Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The Dattagiri or Baba Budan Giri Range includes- Mullayanagiri (height 1930 m) and Dattagiri/Baba Budan Giri (height 1895 m), the highest peaks of Karnataka.

Some places of interest in the close vicinity are the three large caves said to have been sanctified by three siddhas that contains their icons and tombs. There is an annual jatra held here in their honour. Another place called "Seethala", in the close vicinity, contains a Mutt and the dual shrine temple of Seethala-Mallikarjuna .

A short distance from here there are three waterfalls called as Gada Theertha, Nallikayi Theertha and Kamana Theertha. Each of these waterfalls is associated with different episodes. The Gada Theertha, according to a myth was created by Bheema (the Pandava prince) with his gada , to quench the thirst of his mother during their exile. There is myth that those who bathe in the Nellikayi Theertha formed by Manikya Dhara waterfall, should leave behind one item of their clothing.

Unique mountain flowers called "Kurinji" blooms in these hill ranges once in every 12 years. They are expected to blossom in 2018 as the last time this spectacle happened here was in the year 2006.


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Is the temple open today and tomorow.. ? and is thre any kind of problems... added by   kedar on Oct 15 2012
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