Published on: March 7, 2023

Santa Shishunala Sharif

Santa Shishunala Sharif

Why in news? Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai announced a theme park will be constructed in Sukshetra Shishunala village to understand the meaning of Saint Shishunala Sharif’s philosophy.


  • The project was announced during the cultural programme of Santa sharif Shivayogi and Govindabhatta jatra Mahotsava at Shishunala village in Shiggaon taluk of Haveri district

About Santa Shishunala Sharif

  • Santa Shishunala Sharifa in Shishuvinahala, a village in Shigganvi (now Shiggaon) taluk in Haveri district,
  • He was the son of an Imam Saheb, who was a disciple of Hajaresha Qadri, whose dream was to unite Hinduism and Islam.
  • His father used to teach him Ramayana, Mahabharata, and even the teachings of Allama Prabhu.
  • Legend has it that Shishunala Sharifa was conceived with the blessings of Basavanna.
  • His Guru was Guru Govind Bhatta
  • The composition “Sorutihudu Maneya Maligi” can be traced to Great Famine 1876-1888 that plagued southern and western India.