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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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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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Medieval Karnataka Religious combat over supremacy

Abbalur, a small village in the Haveri district in the central part of Karnataka region, once it was a prominent center of worshiping for both Shaivas and Jains. In the 12th under the regime of Kalyana Chalukyas, there was a great religious movement with great consequences under the leadership of Sangana Basava (Basavanna)  a new …

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Agrahara Bachehalli – The memory stone pillar of the Garudas and Lenkas, the suicidal bodyguards of Hoysala kings.

Agrahara Bachehalli is a small village towards north-east of the main town of KR Pete in Mandya district. There is a unique hero stone with inscription of the existence of feudal group of warriors in the Hoysala polity called Garudas in the temple premises of Hunaseshwara  , a Shiva temple in the village. According to …

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