Bababudangiri Shrine

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    Context 

    • Karnataka Cabinet panel to study Bababudangiri shrine issue.

    About Baba Budangiri

    • It is a sacred pilgrimage spot in Chikmagalur for both the Hindu and Muslim communities. 
    • It is renowned for its shrine to the Sufi Saint, Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar (also known as Baba Budan). This is a famous pilgrim site for both Hindus and Muslims and is often flocked by travellers. This famous mountain range is also known as Dattagiri Hill Range, as the shrine here is believed to be associated with Hindu God Guru Dattatreya. 
      • Baba Budan was a 17th century Sufi whose shrine is at Baba Budangiri and Dattatreya is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. 

    Source: TH