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Magnificent Brihadeeshwara temple
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Magnificent Brihadeeshwara temple

April 27, 2021

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Brihadeeshwara temple is located in Thanjavur town which belongs to Tamil Nadu. It is a great tourist centre and thousands of visitors both from abroad and India visit this temple and they stand in silent awe seeing this magnificent…

Hemu – History’s forgotten hero
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Hemu – History’s forgotten hero

February 14, 2021

By Prof.A.V. Narasimha Murthy Hemu or Himu, also known as Hemachandra was a commoner who, by his hardwork and bravery, became a distinguished hero. He was a contemporary of Mughal emperor Akbar.  Unfortunately, he is practically not known as most of the text books even at the higher level have ignored him. But he had…

Recalling Gandhiji’s visit to Kodagu
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Recalling Gandhiji’s visit to Kodagu

January 16, 2021

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Mahatma Gandhi was always impressed by Kodavas who are hard-working and play a major role in protecting India’s borders. In fact, there are many Kodavas who held and still hold top positions in Defence Forces like the Chief of…

Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga
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Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga

December 26, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore About ten years ago myself and my friends planned to visit some interesting places in Shivamogga town. It was also our desire to visit Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Shivamogga Kendra. We learnt that Balligave is very near and hence we…

Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter
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Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter

December 6, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy India has the good fortune of having multi-coloured paintings of known as well as unknown painters. Actually painting started during the pre-historic period as evidenced at Chitradurga, Hirebenakur, Mirzapur and other places. Later Ajanta and Ellora paintings were discovered. In Simhala, Sigiriya became famous for multi-coloured paintings. In fact in…

Bharat Ratna P. V. Kane: An Embodiment of Dharmasastra
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Bharat Ratna P. V. Kane: An Embodiment of Dharmasastra

November 13, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Some years ago we (Sudha Murty, N. Ramanuja, Mathoor Krishnamurthy and myself) were discussing about various cultural events, publications and spiritual discourses at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Bangalore. Without our knowledge our conversation veered towards Dharmasastras and its modern…

Homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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Homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

September 5, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore It was my good fortune to have met Vajpayee twice in New Delhi. He had not yet become the Prime Minister but was an MP. My first meeting with him was formal and not important. The second meeting was…

Prof. AVN releases Dr. Manik Bengeri’s book ‘Sangeet-Naatya-Panchayatan’
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Prof. AVN releases Dr. Manik Bengeri’s book ‘Sangeet-Naatya-Panchayatan’

September 1, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: City-based art critic, musician and writer Dr. Manik Bengeri’s  book titled ‘Sangeet-Naatya-Panchayatan’ was released by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mysuru Kendra Chairman Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy at a simple function held here yesterday. The book is based on the theme of Indian Music, Tansen’s contribution, Bharatnatyashstra,  Theatre movement in India, Western influence,  starting from…

Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy felicitated
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Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy felicitated

August 21, 2020

As part of its centenary celebrations, Himalaya Foundation felicitated Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy (AVN), former Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore (UoM) and his wife at their residence recently. They are seen with industrialist Doreswamy, Dr. K. Anasuya, Mysuru District Kannada Sahitya Parishat former President Maddikere Gopal, senior social worker K….

I-Day: Some Memories
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I-Day: Some Memories

August 17, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore India became independent on 15th August 1947 and consequently the British rule came to an end.  Gandhiji, Nehru and many other leaders played a very important role in sending the British out of India. As all of us know…

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