Udupi: Vijayanagara era stone inscription found in Bannanje

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Jan 22: A stone inscription which has a very rare pictorial carving on it has been found in Bannanje here. It is said that this belongs to the era of Vijayanagara empire.

The stone inscription was found behind Shaneshwar temple situated at Moodanidamboor village near Bannanje.

According to locals, this stone inscription was called Nirpugallu. The stone inscription is one and a half feet wide and four feet tall. On the right side there is an engraving of the moon and on the left side that of the Sun and a Shivling in the middle.

At the bottom of the stone inscription, a man carrying a sword and shield is seen. The soldier-like figure has a slanted face lifted up and its left leg is raised. Below, there is a pedestal.

The people of North Karnataka origin are living by the side of the stone inscription. They thought that the carving on the stone is that of Lord Hanuman and have been offering pooja to it daily.

The locals say that when the whole of Moodanidamboor was flooded, the top of the stone inscription could be seen from a long distance.

When inquired with the elders of Moodanidamboor, they say that when Daiva used to go for a stroll, there was a tradition of keeping Dondi (fire made by lighting leaves of coconut tree) at the stone inscription, offer pooja and proceed further.

A guide in Manipal says that the land where the inscription is found was a paddy field. During olden days, when the harvest was good, people used to keep paddy crops on it and offer pooja.

This inscription which was buried in the earth has now surfaced. If it is fully excavated, experts can throw more light on it.




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  • CHARLES SALDANHA, Malad -Malwani

    Sun, Jan 22 2023


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  • Sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Some recent attempts to rewrite the Tulu history of this region .. Parashuram Theme park , excavation of These kind of inscriptions . ..MAybe a well-planned strategy.

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  • Mukhtar Husain, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Very well-known proverb says"dudhiyo ko dudiya banaya jata hai" this proverb is applicable to all those dudhiyas, baki sab bakwas.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    now the saffron outfits will say that there was temple there and govt releases hundred of crores for rebuilding the temple...of course 40% goes to nagpur fund....kya tamasha banaya hai in logon ne?

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    That if at all should worry only tax payers .. not leaches. lol

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  • Rajesh shenoy, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Green outfits would have demolished and built a secular worshipping place if they had got it in 18th century under Tippe sultan!

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  • Jossey saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Vijayanagara era was better ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    How you know Dots ? That time no black/red/blue/white/kesari labels...All forest brewed using cashew and korida pee....Now better...

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  • Roshan, mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Let it rest inside the soil. Don't waste money & time on unnecessary things.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Why Not, Vijayanagara was Tuluva Dynasty ruled by a Bunt king

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  • Babu, Kundapur, Kundapur

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Dear SShetty, FYI, Sri Krishnadevaraya’s father was Tuluva Narasa Nayaka, All the kingdoms Vijayanagara empire, Keladi Kingdom, Chitradurga kingdom were all founded by Beda(Nayaka) caste.

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  • Shamshuddin Mohammed, dammam saudi arabia

    Sun, Jan 22 2023

    Rename this as Sawarkar kallu

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  • Pankaj, Udupi

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Shamsuddin...We aware you people are expert in circling kallu..have vast knowledge in it.

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