Author name: Shiva Kumar Mutt

Hello , My name is Shiv .I am a adventure seeker, traveler,avid interests in Indian history,blogger living in Garden city of India (Bengaluru) This is my blog , come and Xplore the Adventure and historical walks in my pages..

Mystical welcomes: Exploring the Unique Shower Gratuity Tradition in Ikkeri Court Through “The Travels of Peter Mundy”

From the account of “The Travels of Peter Mundy” in 1637, during his visit to an Ikkeri court to meet King Veerabhadra Nayaka of Keladi, he described a peculiar tradition that unfolds when individuals seek favor from their kings. Unlike conventional expressions, this tradition involves a welcoming shower of rain, providing relief from the scorching …

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Akhilandeshwari Temple of Ikkeri and the Triumph Over Portuguese Adversity

The Portuguese-Vijayanagar War of 1558 stands as a pivotal moment in Indian history, marking a significant setback for a European colonial power on Indian soil. The conflict holds a crucial place in the foreign relations of the Vijayanagara empire. Initially, the Portuguese were not only major trading partners but also military allies. However, unforeseen events …

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“Revealing the Enigma: Keladi Shivappa Nayaka’s True Portrait Unearthed at Jangamavadi Mutt, Varanasi, with Ajay Kumar Sharma’s Historical Pursuit”

Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, a prominent ruler of the Keladi  Kingdom in Karnataka, has left an indelible mark on the region’s history. While his legacy is well-documented, a recent discovery at the Jangamavadi Mutt in Varanasi has brought forth a new perspective on his real image. Historical Background: Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, who ruled from 1645 to …

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“Inscription Insights: Nidugal Cholas’ Financial Affairs Revealed through Revenue and Tax Levies”

Delving into historical inscriptions provides a unique window into the economic intricacies of ancient civilizations. The inscriptions of the Nidugal Cholas, in particular, offer valuable insights into their financial management—the fascinating details surrounding revenue and tax levies as documented in the inscriptions of the Nidugal Cholas. Uncover the various sources of revenue mentioned in the …

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Exploring the Grandeur of Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bangalore

When it comes to historical landmarks in Bangalore, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace stands as a testament to a bygone era of royal grandeur. Located in the heart of the city, this two-story teakwood palace offers a glimpse into the life of Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore. Hyder Ali commenced its …

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“Bolar Estuary of Mangalore: The Confluence of Netravati and Gurupura Rivers”

Nestled in the picturesque city of Mangalore, the Bolar Estuary stands as a testament to the natural beauty and ecological diversity that defines this coastal region. It’s here, at the convergence of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, that nature’s magic unfolds. It’s a unique ecosystem where these two rivers meet the Arabian Sea, creating a …

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Beneath the Earth’s Veil: The Enchanting Wonders of Belum Caves

Belum caves, India’s largest limestone cave system, carved by the relentless flow of river water over millions of years, offer a mesmerizing journey into the depths of geological history. It is located in the dry hot Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. This natural cave was formed due to erosion in limestone deposits in the Chitravathi …

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“From Sugarcane to Sweet Delight: The Art of Jaggery Making”

Introduction: Delve into the fascinating world of traditional sweets as we explore the intricate process of making jaggery from sugarcane juice. In this blog, we will unravel the centuries-old techniques, the cultural significance, and the mouthwatering results of this age-old practice. Join us on a journey through the fields of sugarcane and the heartwarming kitchens …

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“Echoes of History: Pietro Della Valle’s 1623 AD Expedition to Ikkeri and the Tragic Tale of Sati”

In the year 1623 AD, Pietro Della Valle, an Italian traveler, embarked on a remarkable journey to Ikkeri(the Capital of Keladi) during the Hiriya Venkatappa Nayaka period. Little did he know that his encounter with a local widow would lead him to witness a practice deeply ingrained in the culture of the time – the …

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Visited 200-year-old, Glass bangle manufacturing site

    Bangles are a symbol of prosperity and prosperous according to Hindu culture. Whether it’s marriage or any other women-associated functions these bangles are traditionally immersed in our culture. Its belief that the jingling sound of bangles drives away the negative energy of the surrounding.   Since from Mohenjo-Daro period the usage of Bangles …

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