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Sri Ramachandra An Ideal Person
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Sri Ramachandra An Ideal Person

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore The great poet Maharshi Valmiki has immortalised Sri Ramachandra. Actually Maharshi Valmiki asks Narada a question ‘Was/is there a human being who is of excellent character, who is capable of heroism, who knows the secret of dharma and a…

Musings on Siddavatam Fort
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Musings on Siddavatam Fort

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore This word ‘Siddavatam’ should have been spelt as ‘Siddhavatam.’ The word ‘Siddha’ means one who had originated from the Gods. ‘Vata’ is a tree where Hindus go and perform rituals to dead relatives. Thus it conforms to our ancient…

The illustrious Saint Tukaram
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The illustrious Saint Tukaram

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore India is a land of saints. They are born as and when required to keep dharma or moral order intact and to tell the people about its need and importance. This is also called as avatara. Thus hundreds of…

Walking God walks to Heaven
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Walking God walks to Heaven

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore For the past few weeks since the ‘Walking God’ Sri Shivakumara Swamiji left for heavenly abode, electronic and print media have been writing articles about this Saint particularly with regard to the services he was rendering to the society…

The significance of Makara Sankranti
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The significance of Makara Sankranti

By Prof. A.V. Narasimhamurthy Makara Sankranti also called ‘Uttarayana Punyakala’ is an important festival celebrated by Hindus. It is based on astronomical calculations in theory and is celebrated with unique practices. Beginning from ‘Makara Raashi’, the   Sun travels (it is earth that rotates, Sun is a static star) from South to North. According to ancient…

Kuchela, Lord Krishna’s friend
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Kuchela, Lord Krishna’s friend

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore We have seen hundreds of people who are friends of kings, rich people, Maharajas, administrators and others. But we are not familiar with an ordinary person like Kuchela having friendship with Lord Sri Krishna, who is supposed to have…

Illustrious Saint Kanakadasa
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Illustrious Saint Kanakadasa

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Karnataka is known for Saints who preached devotion irrespective of caste and community. They preached devotion towards Hari or Narayana in Kannada language so that it could be understood even by an illiterate person provided he had devotion. Saint…

Kannada Rajyotsava and Deepavali
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Kannada Rajyotsava and Deepavali

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore The last fortnight is significant from two points of view. The first one is Nov. 1 the day Karnataka was born and the year was 1956. This did not happen overnight. People had to fight for a unified Karnataka….

Dasara during Vijayanagar period
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Dasara during Vijayanagar period

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Dasara is one of the most popular festivals in India but celebrated in a variety of ways in different parts of the country. The underlying factor is victory of good over evil, which has been our motto from the…

Freedom Fighter B. Narayana Swamy
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Freedom Fighter B. Narayana Swamy

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Every August 15, we pay respects and also invariably remember our freedom fighters. Patriotism knows no borders and Indians across the world pay their respects. That is why it is said that mother and motherland are superior to heaven….

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