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The Boad Festival
Published in the Spectrum, Deccan Herald, April 18th, 2017 (Time to soak in the revelry) Go to link : http://www.deccanherald.com/content/606871/time-soak-revelry.html Original Draft : Every
year, during the months of April and May, different villages in
Ko...

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EDMYAAR OND IS THE KODAVA NEW YEAR By Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa (Part of the DEBATE: ARE KODAVAS HINDUS? series which was initiated by Palanganda T. Bopanna, author and journalist) Edmyaar Ond (the first day of the Kodava month of Edmyaar), is the New Year ...

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A temple feast (keywords : Arapattu Bhagwathy temple)
Original Draft : There
are a number of village temple festivals as well in Kodagu. The major
festivals are the Bhagwathy
namme and the Boad
namme ,
associated with the Mother goddess temples. While the first is
celebrated in the Bhagwathy temples the second...

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Of Gods and men (The story of Igguthappa)
PADI IGGUTHAPPA TEMPLE DEDICATED TO RAIN AND HARVEST GOD OF COORG Beliefs Many theories abound about the origins
of humans. Scriptures claim that all the human race descended from
one intelligently designed man, call him Swayambhuva Manu,
call him Adam, cal...

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This was published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 in the Spectrum, Deccan Herald. Original Draft: Fort walls of Madikeri Between the years 1583 and 1834, the
Haleri Rajas ruled the erstwhile principality of Kodagu. They built
the town of Madikeri and made i...

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Tombs of Generals
In peace the warriors rest (Spectrum, Deccan Herald) Original Draft : Tombs of Biddanda Bopu and Somayya In the northern part of the Mahadevapet quarter of Madikeri town is located  Gaddige . Gaddige, the royal graveyard, is a set of three regal mausoleums ...

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Revering Nature and Culture
Appeared in the Deccan Herald, Spectrum Supplement, Tuesday, 6th of December, 2016 :  Revering nature & culture Mookonda Kushalappa, Dec 06, 2016, Harvest festival Puttari Polud (also called Huttari), the rice harvest festival of Kodagu, is perhaps the gran...

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My article 'For a green escape' was published in the Deccan Herald newspaper's Spectrum supplement on August 2, 2016. the link is given below. For a Green Escape (Spectrum, DH) Given below is my original draft: In Kodagu, Igguthappa is venerated as a hero g...

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The sword of the Diwan
Near the tenth mile from Virajpet is the traditional Ainmane homestead of the Meriyanda extended family. This is the ancestral house of the former minister M C Nanaiah and of the owners of the law firm Poovayya and Poovayya who also own a popular resort els...

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