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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….

Epigraphs before our eyes
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Epigraphs before our eyes

By Prof.A.V. Narasimha Murthy Recently I had the good fortune of sharing the dais with Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of Mysore royal family. The occasion was the inauguration of Epigraphical photo gallery, arranged by the office of the Director of Epigraphy which is located at Puratattva Bhavan near Sankranti Circle, Hebbal Second Stage….

Illustrious Saint Thirunavukkarasu
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Illustrious Saint Thirunavukkarasu

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Ancient South India and Tamil Nadu in particular had the good fortune of giving birth to many illustrious Shaiva and Vaishnava saints who were also social reformers. There lived a couple Pugalanar and Madiniyar in a small village called…

Satyagraha at Vidurashvattha
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Satyagraha at Vidurashvattha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Satyagraha is generally associated with Indian freedom struggle. It was popularised by Mahatma Gandhi. The word consists of two Sanskrit words ‘Satya’ and ‘Agraha’ literally meaning truth and anger. In the present context, it could be taken to mean…

The story of Kohinoor
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The story of Kohinoor

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head,  Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Sometime back I was at a jewellery shop in Mysuru where the owner was my good friend. A minor film actress walked into the shop and expressed a desire to purchase a diamond. The shop owner gave a lecture…

Sundaramurti: A Great Saint of South India
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Sundaramurti: A Great Saint of South India

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore South India from ancient times has been a cradle for many saints who either belonged to Shaiva or Vaishnava sects. That tradition is being continued even in modern times as evidenced by many Mutts and temples. In fact the…

Remembering Acharyas
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Remembering Acharyas

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Last week on two consecutive days (20th and 21st April) were celebrated the Jayantis (birthdays) of two great savants namely Sri Adi Shankaracharya and Sri Ramanujacharya. The uniqueness about these two acharyas is that they were born outside Karnataka…

Homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
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Homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Yesterday, the 14th of April, was the 127th birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and it was celebrated all over the country with admiration and gratitude by schools, colleges and other organisations. There are many Ambedkar Bhavans also which celebrate…

Four festivals in a row
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Four festivals in a row

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Once the festival season begins, they come with a bang and these festivals are celebrated all over the country with devotion. The methods adopted may look different but the inner motto is to remember the divinity. This actually happened…

Ugadi heralds New Year Vilambi
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Ugadi heralds New Year Vilambi

By Prof.A.V. Narasimha Murthy Yugadi, also pronounced as Ugadi, is a Sanskrit form of the Kannada word ugadi. It means the beginning of the yuga and it should not be taken literally because yuga symbolically represents the year or time which is eternal and waits for no man. That is why the popularity of the…

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