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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…

Udupi, the Kshetra of Lord Sri Krishna
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Udupi, the Kshetra of Lord Sri Krishna

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Most people from Karnataka and some from Andhra and Tamil Nadu might have visited Udupi, the home of Sri Krishna temple established by Sri Madhwacharya, the propounder of Dwaita (dualism) philosophy. It is not our intention here to explain…

Padur Gururaja Bhatt
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Padur Gururaja Bhatt

A distinguished son of Tulunadu By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Padur Gururaja Bhatt was known to me more than half a century ago when I was a Professor at the Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Ancient History and Archaeology at Manasagangothri, Mysuru….

Yugadi arrives again…
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Yugadi arrives again…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Yugadi also called as Ugadi is fast approaching and people are already making preparations to welcome it. The word yugadi is a Sanskrit composite word, yuga and adi; and it means the commencement of a yuga. In this context,…

Salutations to Sringeri Jagadgurus
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Salutations to Sringeri Jagadgurus

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore The cultural and religious-minded people are happy and fortunate that the Sringeri Jagadgurus are paying a visit to our city, Mysuru, after a long time, this evening. Mahasannidhanam Shankaracharya Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Thirtha Mahaswamiji and Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri…

Sri Rama goes international…
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Sri Rama goes international…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Paramapoojya Dr. Bhashyam Swamiji is a household name in city because of the establishment of Sri Narasimha Temple at Vijayanagar in Mysuru. Hundreds of devotees throng this temple in the morning because worship is done by the Swamiji himself….

Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad
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Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Numismatists (specialists in ancient coin research) all over South India are congregating at Hyderabad on 18th and 19th February 2017. It was originally called Bhagyanagar but now it is Hyderabad. The occasion is the 27th Annual Conference of South…

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