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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…

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….

‘Dr. P. Gururaja Bhat Award’ for Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy
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‘Dr. P. Gururaja Bhat Award’ for Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy

Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mysuru and former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore, has bagged the prestigious P. Gururaja Bhat Award instituted by Udupi-based Dr. Paduru Gururaja Bhat Memorial Trust. In a press release, the Trust’s Hon. President Prof. P. Sripathi Tantry said that Prof. A.V….

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