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Gandhiji and Anecdotes
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Gandhiji and Anecdotes

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Come October 2, the entire country including politicians and common men from all walks of life pay homage to Gandhiji who is one of the main architects of our freedom. Functions are arranged in schools, colleges and speeches are…

Homage to Karmayogi Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji
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Homage to Karmayogi Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Gowri and Ganesha festivals have been celebrated in many parts of South India with religious fervour and environmentalists have been urging people not to use idols which are decorated by chemical paints. This is a good suggestion and everyone…

Shivapura Flag Satyagraha
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Shivapura Flag Satyagraha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore I was a child when India attained freedom from the British in 1947 and even at that age I was electrified by the joy of becoming free under the guidance of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar…

Savigannadam Gelge (Victory to Savigannada)
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Savigannadam Gelge (Victory to Savigannada)

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy The word Mysuru is generally attached to items like Mysuru Mallige, Mysuru Pak, Mysuru Dasara, Mysuru Palace, etc. and this practice has been continued by Mysuru Ranganath popularly known as Ranganna. In fact, he would love to be called Mysuru Ranganna. I do not remember when exactly I met him…

Musings on Guru Poornima Day
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Musings on Guru Poornima Day

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Last Sunday (9.7.2017) Guru Poornima was celebrated in honour of Gurus. Gurus do not have shackles of religion and hence Guru is simply a Guru, without any limitations. I asked my daughter who lives in the USA if they…

Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies
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Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Ancient and medieval South India abounds in saints whose main concern was to guide the people towards ethical and purposeful life. Some of these saints who flourished in Tamil Nadu moved with the people of that land and also…

Remembering Dewan C.V. Rangacharlu
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Remembering Dewan C.V. Rangacharlu

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Most people in Mysuru city have heard of the Town Hall opposite the Clock Tower but many do not know in whose memory this Hall was built. Just to test this I asked my grandson about it. He knew…

The Cult of Lord Narasimha
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The Cult of Lord Narasimha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore It was a pleasant surprise that on Tuesday (9.5.2017) all the TV channels beamed only the programmes celebrating the birth (Jayanti) of Lord Narasimha. Actually, the programmes were there from early morning till late in the night. In fact…

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