Tag: Kapila River

Body of drowned youth found after two days
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Body of drowned youth found after two days

July 17, 2022

Nanjangud: The body of a youth who drowned in overflowing Kapila river was found two days later. Abdul Rahim Pasha (23), a resident of Neelakantanagar of Nanjangud, who had gone for a swim in Kapila river near Hejjige bridge, along with two of his friends on Wednesday, drowned in the river, while his two friends…

Boatmen rescue young lovers from suicide pact
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Boatmen rescue young lovers from suicide pact

December 2, 2021

Nanjangud: Two young lovers, who had jumped into Kapila River in a bid to end their lives, have been rescued by a few boatmen near the bathing ghat on Wednesday. While the girl is a resident of Hebbasur village in Chamarajanagar and a minor (17 years), the boy has been identified as 19-year-old Abhi of…

Grand Srikanteshwara Theppotsava held at Nanjangud
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Grand Srikanteshwara Theppotsava held at Nanjangud

November 25, 2021

Nanjangud: The Theppotsava of the famed Srikanteshwaraswamy temple in the temple town of Nanjangud was held in a grand manner at Kapila river in the town on Tuesday. The Theppotsava, that was held as part of Chikka Jatre, featured special pujas, abhisheka and a host of other customary rituals. The Utsavamurthy of the presiding deity…

No bathing, ‘mudi seve’ on banks of Nanjangud Temple
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No bathing, ‘mudi seve’ on banks of Nanjangud Temple

July 24, 2021

Nanjangud: Over 30,000 cusecs of water is being released from the Kabini Dam in H.D. Kote following heavy rain in the Dam catchment areas in Wayanad.  As a result, River Kapila in Nanjangud taluk is in full spate with historical Hadinaru Kaalu Mantapa almost submerged. The Snana Ghatta and Sopana Katte are also under water. …

Kapila river bed cleared of plastic, waste
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Kapila river bed cleared of plastic, waste

June 20, 2021

Nanjangud: Nanjangud Tahsildar Mohana Kumari has appealed people not to throw puja articles and other offerings to rivers as doing so will pollute water and does not bring any good to us. She was speaking after launching the two-day ‘Nagarasabhe Nade Kapila Nadi Swachhate Kade,’ a Kapila river bed cleansing initiative jointly undertaken by Nanjangud…

Devotees witness Teppotsava at Kapila River
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Devotees witness Teppotsava at Kapila River

March 29, 2021

Nanjangud: As part of Dodda Jathre, the Teppotsava of  Lord Srikanteshwaraswamy was held in a grand manner on the banks of Kapila River flowing through the temple town of Nanjangud on   Sunday night. After the performance of all  customary pujas and rituals to the deities Srikanteshwaraswamy and Parvati in the temple, a team of…

Yuva Brigade volunteers clean Kapila bathing ghat in Nanjangud
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Yuva Brigade volunteers clean Kapila bathing ghat in Nanjangud

December 26, 2020

Nanjangud: Volunteers of Yuva Brigade cleaned the bathing ghat of Kapila River near Nanjangud Srikanteshwaraswamy Temple recently and collected waste materials tossed callously  by devotees. Over 25 Yuva Brigade volunteers began the cleanliness drive at 6 am and collected large quantities of discarded waste, mostly clothes and other puja items from the river bed and…

Co-op. Bank woman employee, mother commit suicide over debts
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Co-op. Bank woman employee, mother commit suicide over debts

October 20, 2020

Nanjangud: Owning to personal problems and mounting debts, a woman Co-operative Bank employee, along with her daughter and mother, allegedly jumped into Kapila River in a bid to commit suicide yesterday morning. While the woman and her mother drowned, her nine-year-old daughter was saved by a man who was cutting grass on the river bank….

Of Two Bridges across Two Rivers
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Of Two Bridges across Two Rivers

September 4, 2020

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Over the past two weeks I have written about interesting history of the two centuries-old  Lushington Bridge across the River Cauvery at Shivanasamudra and how it is now being restored in a most sloppy and disgraceful way. Unless some of us who happen to be heritage-conscious citizens, step in…

Elderly man jumps into Kapila River
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Elderly man jumps into Kapila River

August 14, 2020

Nanjangud: A 67-year-old man committed suicide by jumping into Kapila River near D. Devaraj Urs Bridge in Nanjangud. The deceased is Chandrashekar, a former employee of Sri Srikanteshwara Temple and a resident of R.P. Road here. It is learnt that Chandrashekar was suffering from Asthma and depressed over this he is said to have taken…

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