Sharane Sri Danamma Devi (Kannada: ಶರಣೆ ಶ್ರೀ ದಾನಮ್ಮ ದೇವಿ ) was a follower of Jagajyothi Basavanna, the 12th century founder of the Basava Dharma, practised by the Lingayat community. Sharane Sri Danamma Devi is worshipped as an incarnation of Goddess Parvati.
A temple was erected after she attained Maha Nirvana, in Guddapur, Sangli District in present-day Maharastra. Sri Danamma Devi is worshipped as a very powerful Goddess, with the power to fulfill any of her devotees' wishes and has thus been called 'Daan'-amma Devi.
Sri Danamma Devi has lakhs of followers from the Lingayat & the Vishwakarma communities from around the world who regularly visit Guddapur. Temples devoted to the Goddess can be found in Haveri, Hubli, Belgaum, & Gokak, in Karnataka, which attract thousands of pilgrims.
A Kannada film titled - Shri Danamma Devi, based on the mythology of goddess Danamma Devi, produced by A.S. Patil Nadahalli and directed by Chindodi Bangaresh is also to be released shortly. The music CDs were recently released by the film's music director - Hamsalekha.
A website dedicated to Sri Danamma Devi (www.SriDanammaDevi.com), was also recently inaugurated in Haveri, Karnataka, on behalf of Sri Danamma Devi Devasthana Trust (R), Haveri, run by Smt. Shobha Rajshekar Magavi, and other prominent devotees of Haveri District.
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