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Rare Keladi dynasty copper inscription from 17th century found in Sagar

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Shivamogga: A rare piece of history in the form of a copper inscription belonging to Keladi Shivappa Nayaka of the 17th century was found in Sagar taluk recently.

The inscription is 6.5 inch wide, 10 inch in length and 0.5 mm thick. It has 33 lines inscribed. On the front side, it has 16 lines and 17 lines on the back. The inscription was collected from J S Rajashekaraiah of Uttaradi Mutt at Shantabailu in Yadehalli village near Anandapuram of Sagar taluk.

A research paper was presented on the copper inscription by Dr Balakrishna Hegde from Kamala Nehru Women’s College in Shivamogga along with Dr S G Samak at the 30th annual conference of Karnataka Itihasa Academy held in Dharwad University recently.

This inscription was issued during the period of Veerabhadra Nayaka, the grandson of Venkatappa Nayaka and son of Bhadrappa Nayaka from Keladi dynasty. According to the text, Veerabhadra Nayak has donated the land to Siddalinga Devaru, a disciple of Uttaradi Devaru from Anandapuram in Haratal region on the 15th day of Shravana month in the year 1632.

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