Baba Budan giri

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Baba Budengiri
Deviramma Temple view from B.B.Hills
Deviramma Temple view from B.B.Hills
Nickname(s): Coffee Land
Baba Budengiri is located in Karnataka
Baba Budengiri
Baba Budengiri
Coordinates: 13°25′16″N 75°45′47″E / 13.421°N 75.763°E / 13.421; 75.763Coordinates: 13°25′16″N 75°45′47″E / 13.421°N 75.763°E / 13.421; 75.763
Country India
State Karnataka
District Chikmagalur
Founded by Baba Budan
Named for Baba Budan
Elevation 1,895 m (6,217 ft)
 • Official Kannada
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)

Baba Budangiri is a mountain in the Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats of India. Located in the Chikkamagaluru taluk, Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka, Baba Budangiri is known for its shrine to the Sufi saint Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. Sangh parivar organizations started "Datta Jayanti" celebrations in the late 2000s as part of their fight to claim "Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swami Dargah". People go to have a darshan of the dargah. The main peaks in this range are the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri (height 1895 m). Collectively, these peaks are known as Chandradrona Parvatha Shreni (Chandradrona Mountain Range)[1] as they naturally form the shape of a crescent moon.

Mullayanagiri (also spelt Mullayangiri or Mullainagiri) is the highest peak in the Baba Budangiri range. With a height of 1930 m (6317 ft), it is the fourth highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. There is a famous trekking trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri.

Beautiful view of western ghats of India

Nearby places of interest[edit]

Manikhyadhara Falls near Dada Hayath
  • Caves: Three large caves said to have been sanctified by three siddhas contain their icons and gaddiges (tombs) and an annual 'jatra' (fair) is held here in their honour. The enthralling scenery makes this a much frequented pilgrim centre.
  • Seethala contains a 'matha' and the dual shrine temple of 'Seethala-Mallikarjuna'.
  • Waterfalls: A short distance from here are the three waterfalls with epic associations, namely Gada Theertha, Nallikayi Theertha and Kamana Theertha near Attigundi
  • Gada Theertha, according to a myth was created by the pandava prince, Bheema with his 'gada', the club, to quench the thirst of his mother during their exile.
  • Pilgrims who bathe in the Nellikayi Theertha formed by Manikya Dhara waterfall, leave behind one item of their clothing as per a local belief.
  • Galikere is a lake near the temple, can be accessed by walk of 2 km

Manikyadhara Falls[edit]

Manikyadhara falls

Manikyadhara Falls is near Kemmangundi of Chikmagalur district. It is on the Baba Budangiri Hills, which is a sacred place for Hindus and few Muslims who believe in dead saints. It is one of the main attractions of Baba Budan Giri

It is approximately 40 km from Chickmagalur town.

Baba Budangiri Range[edit]

Baba Budangiri Range is a range of mountains in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. The range, originally known as Chandra Drona Parvatha, takes its current name from the Dattapeeta Cave and 16th century Sufi saint Baba Budan. The Baba Budan Giri Range includes the highest peaks of Karnataka. Unique mountain flowers called kurinji blooms in these hill ranges once every 12 years. The last time this spectacle happened was in 2006. The next one is expected on 2018.

Peaks in the Baba Budan Giri Range include:

  • Mullayanagiri (height 1930 m)
  • Dattagiri/Baba Budan Giri (height 1895 m)


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