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Author: Dr. F. T. Hallikeri
Place: Bijapur, Belagavi
Ittappa is said to be co-assistant to Birappa who is adored in Halumatha tradition. Dr. Hallikeri brings out a comparative folk tradition that exists between two adored characters. He also concludes that Ittappa has a vaishnavite characteristics. In a way the combination of Birappa and Ittappa is a harmonic blend of shaivistic and vaishnavistic traditions, the author opines.