Shri Param Poojya Sanganabasava Mahaswamiji
A great saint came from a village Masuti, Sri Parutayya and Smt. Gourambe blessed with a fifth son on 27th July 2000 and named as Sanganabasava.
Sri Sanganabasava Shivayogi Banthanala Swamiji, was installed as a Pontiff in 1916 when he was just 17 years old.
Sri Sanganabasava Shivayogi Banthanala Swamiji, from 1912 to 1972, from childhood to old age, accomplished a lot in the field of education and in creating religious and spiritual awareness.
His extensively used mythological discourses to lead people on the religious and spiritual path. This made him a living god.
His discourses on Prabhulingaleele, Basavapurana, Siddarama Charithre, Shoonya Sampadane, Akkamahadevi Charithamrutha, Nijagunara Anubhava, etc. took him closer to the people.
He established a ‘Garadi Mane (Gymnasium)’ for physical fitness, a library for people to gain and seek the information from various books, a primary school for children, and a Marriage hall for holding auspicious programmes before independence.
In 1926, heeding the request of Dr. P. G. Halakatti, the founder of BLDEA, Poojya Sri Sanganabasava Shivayogi Banthanala Swamiji began efforts to strengthen BLDEA.
In 1945, acting at the request of Poojya Sri Sanganabasava Shivayogi Banthanala Swamiji, Mathrushree Bangaramma Sajjana donated 54 acres of land to Sri Banthanala Swamiji and earned the name as ‘Danachinthamani’.
In the same year, ‘Vijaya College’ was started in Bijapur.
In 1951, Poojya Sri Sanganabasava Shivayogi Banthanala Swamiji organized a conference of all religions in Lachyana. He invited eminent personalities from Islam, Buddhism, Christian and Jain religions to the conference and paved way for religious harmony.
Poojya Swamiji established hundreds of high schools, free hostels and colleges in Vijaypura.