Keladi

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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“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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The Golden Era of Veerashaiva faith in coastal Karnataka during Keladi reign

This article particularly not upholding a particular community instead to give information to the people on the hidden rich history of Veerashaiva faith in Undivided Dakshina Kannada districts (Present Dakshina Kannada & Udupi district) of Karnataka. During the Vijayanagara kingdom the main feudatories to this region are Keladi kings are Veerashiava followers and Aftermath of …

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