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Birth of Kannada Sahitya Parishat
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Birth of Kannada Sahitya Parishat

Kannada Sahitya Parishat has a history of its own and has passed through various stages to come to its own as we see it today. An organisation called Sampadabhyudaya Samaja organised a conference in 1914 and its annual conference discussed the issues relating to the development of Kannada. In that conference it was decided that…

Vidhana Soudha hits the diamond
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Vidhana Soudha hits the diamond

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore For most of the traditional people Diamond Jubilee does not seem to be a familiar concept but we are all familiar with Shashti Poorthi which literally means attaining the age of sixty. Individuals who attain sixty years celebrate this…

Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi
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Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Deepavali translated as festival of lights is a three-day celebration.  The first day is Naraka Chaturdashi, the second day is New Moon Day (Lakshmi Puja) and the third day is Balipadyami.  All our festivals generally have a mythological background…

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…

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