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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…

Shivaratri, a Night Dedicated to Shiva
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Shivaratri, a Night Dedicated to Shiva

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, Former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Shivaratri is celebrated all over India and in our city too. It is referred to as ‘Shivaratri’ perhaps because devotees worship Shiva throughout the night. This is particularly true with regard to most Shiva temples. According to mythology, Shiva performed…

The origins of Republic
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The origins of Republic

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Indians celebrated Republic Day, popularly known as Ganarajyotsava with all solemnity and patriotism that it deserved. Years ago, I was in Delhi for some official work with Union Public Service Commission and I got a pass to witness the great spectacle of Ganarajyotsava from a vantage point and that is…

Glorious Suttur Jathre
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Glorious Suttur Jathre

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore The Kannada word Jathre (Jathra) is derived from the Sanskrit word Yatra and it is generally associated with a God, Goddess or a Saint or Jagadguru of a Mutt. In our country, Jathres are held at important Holy places…

Tradition of South Indian Coinage
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Tradition of South Indian Coinage

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore South India, comprising  Karnataka, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, has a distinctive system of coinage from ancient times which continued till recently when the Britishers introduced almost a common system of coinage for the entire country with some exceptions…

Salutations to Saint Kanakadasa
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Salutations to Saint Kanakadasa

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore South India in general and Karnataka in particular abounds in contemporary or near contemporary saints who are still a religious force. Recently (6.11.2017) the birth anniversary of Saint Kanakadasa was celebrated with religious fervour in many parts of Karnataka…

Numismatic Society Medal to Prof. AVN
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Numismatic Society Medal to Prof. AVN

Mysuru: Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy (AVN), former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore, has been awarded Silver Medal by Banaras Hindu University-based Numismatic Society of India at its Annual Conference held at Goa last week. This medal has been awarded to Prof. AVN for his outstanding contributions to Indian Numismatics. Prof….

Prof. AVN to be feted at Kannada Sammelana on Nov. 25
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Prof. AVN to be feted at Kannada Sammelana on Nov. 25

Mysuru: Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore and Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), Mysuru and popularly known as Prof. AVN will be felicitated by Kannada Sahitya Parishat during the Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Maharaja’s College Grounds here on Nov. 25 at 4.30 pm. Kannada Sahitya Parishat…

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…

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