Culture

A Few Public Organisations of the Mysore State: Citizens Representative Assembly

I haven’t found the means to determine the period that marks the commencement of efforts towards giving an integrated structure to public life in the State of Mysore. Such efforts had already taken place in the State of Madras by 1852-53. Even before the Sepoy Mutiny (also known as The First War of Indian Independence) of 1857, an organization called the Madras Native Association had been formed. Gajalu Lakshminarasu Chetty, G Purushotthama Naidu, and a few other public luminaries were its leaders.

Śrīkṛṣṇasūkti

While reflecting on the history of Kannada revival, one thing that I am most certainly reminded of, is the publication of Udupi’s ŚrīkṛṣṇasūktiŚrīkṛṣṇasūkti was a monthly journal; Kerodi Subba Rao and Rajagopalakrishna Rao were its editors. Though I am not acquainted with Kerodi Subbarao, I have seen him from a distance. I have met a few of his friends and have spoken to them.  It seems that Subba Rao is a student of Bangalore's Central College. For a brief period he lived in Madras too.

Scientific Inquisitiveness and Holistic Vision in the Poems of Subramania Bharati (Part 1)

Subramania Bharathi was born on 11th December 1882 in Ettayapuram Jameen to Sri.  Chinnasami Iyer and Smt. Lakshmi Ammal. His birth name was Subramanian. When he was eleven years old, impressed by his poetic prowess, scholars in Ettayapuram awarded him the title ‘Bharathi.’

ಭಗವತ್ಸಂಬಂಧ—ಒಂದು ಮಧುರಾಯಾಮ

ಭಗವಂತನು ಮಾನವನ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯೋ ಮಾನವನು ಭಗವಂತನ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯೋ ಎಂಬ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಚಿರಂತನ. ಆದರೆ, ಇವರಿಬ್ಬರ ನಡುವಣ ಸಂಬಂಧ ಮಾತ್ರ ಇಂಥ ಎಲ್ಲ ಚರ್ಚೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೀರಿದ ಮಧುರಾನುಭೂತಿ. ಒಂದೊಂದು ಮತದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೊಂದು ಬಗೆಯಾಗಿ ಈ ಸಂಬಂಧವು ಬೆಳೆದಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ಸನಾತನಧರ್ಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತ್ರ ಇದು ನಿರುಪಮವಾಗಿ ವಿಸ್ತರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.

I’m a Child of Chandamama

The name ‘Chandamama’ itself is so sweet. For all children, the Moon is like their lovely maternal uncle. This attractive word, although appears to be in the language of children, is originally a Sanskrit word. It is well-known that the Moon is commonly called ‘Chanda’ and someone close is often called ‘Mama’ in Sanskrit. It is seen that the same word is used in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and so on. This publication, titled ‘Chandamama’ in the Sanskrit version was called ‘Ambulimama’ in Tamil and Sinhalese and ‘Chandoba’ in Marathi.

The Kannaḍa Sāhitya Sammeḻana of Davanagere

In 1922, the Kannaḍa Sāhitya Sammeḻana[1] was held at Davanagere. That year, Mysore’s Vṛddha Pitāmaha[2] Sri. M. Venkatakrishnayya presided over the conference. The service he rendered to the Mysore region at large and to Kannada language and literature is widely known. Sixty to seventy years of his ceaseless, multidimensional service to society, is remembered as a virtuous life[3] in our state’s history.