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Down The Memory Lane – Udupi District

500 AD Kadamba Ravi Verma’s reign.

663-1333 Alupas reign. Mangalore, Udyavar, Barkur become Alupas capital. 7th century – Vaddarse Shashana, 8th Century – Belmanu Durga Temple. First Kannada Inscription ( Research by Dr Gururaj Bhat)

1012 – 13 Attacked by Chola Kings

1155 Visitors form Kashmir to Barkur

1238 Shri Madhwacharya’s Birth in Pajaka, near Udupi. 1238- 1317: Installation of Krishna’s Idol in Udupi.

1248 The Reference of “Kambala” in Kenjur Melumatta Alva Bala Mahadevi Inscription

1333 Attacked by Hoysalas. Treaty between Alupas & Hoysalas

1342 Ibn Batuta, An Africian Traveler vists Udupi

1394 Insriptions of Imady Harihara in Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt

1432 Veerapandya, Son of Biravendra Installs Idol of Gometeshwara (41½ feet) in Karkala.

1448 Persian Ambassador Abdul Razak Visits Udupi

1480 -1600 Changes in Udupi by Sri Vadiraja Swamiji. Visit by Purandaradasa & Kanakadasa. Kanakana Kindi in Krishna Mutt

1482 Honakambli Samanta Bankiarasa’s Inscription in Kollur Temple

1498 Vist of Vasco- da- gama to St. Marys Island near Malpe

1551 Inscription about Yekadala Khan stopping the riots found in Koteshwara Kotinatha Temple.

1514 Duarlebarboza, Portugese Travelers’ Visit

1519 Inscription of Bhoodhana by Barkur Governor Vijayappa during the Reign of Krishnadevaraya, In Putige Math, near Hiriadka.

1554 Reign of Kelady Sadashiv Nayak Begins

1569 Tollars’ Governor blocks the entry of Portuguese army to Basrur

1586 Construction of Karkala’s Chaturmukha Basadi

1613 Inscription regarding Dhana by Venkatapathi Deva, in Krishna Mutt

1618 Reign of Venkatappanayakas begins

1623 Visit of Delgavale, Italian Traveler

1631 Ikeri King gives permission to Portuguese to build fort at Basrur

1665 Shivaji Attacks Basrur

1671 Portugese sign a pact with Bidinur King to build Factory at Mangalore & Basrur

1673-1675 Visit of Frayar an English traveller

1678 Portuguese sign another pact to build factory & Church at Kallianpura with Bidanor King

1742 Ikeri Basava Nayak Builds Fort at Dariyabahadur Gadh, near Malpe

1756 Maratha Pirates & Kannanur King Loot Kolur Temple

1763 -1799 Reign of Hyder Ali & his Son Tippu Sultan Begins

1799 (June) Reign of East India Company begins. Captain Vodro becomes, Canaras First Collector

1783-1821 Colonel Mackenzie Collects Information regarding Asta Mathas, Kapu, Kunjar, Kumbashi, Kollur, Peradur, Basrur, Barkur, Yelluru Temples

1801

Canaras Economy Survey by Francis Bukanin

1834

German Missionaries Enter Canara

1858

Christian High School begins in Udupi

1858

Birth of Panditha Ramabhai at Mala near Karkala, Who took a leading role in Women Education & Betterment of Widows

1870

Birth of Nandalike Lakshminaryanappa (Muddana – 1870-1901)

1883

Birth of Mundkoor Narsingh Kamath, a Short Story & Play writer 

1883

Birth of Haji Abdulla Saheb, Founder of Corporation Bank. Also Known as “Dhanashura Karna” of Udupi

1886

Birth of Kadekaru Rajagopal Krishna Rao, gave a new turn to the Religious activity in Udupi through his ” Shri Krishna Sukthi”

1895

Birth of Koradkal Srinivas Rao, Famous Kannada Writer

1898

Birth of Dr. T M A Pai, sculptor of Manipal

1899

Birth of Hiriyadka Ramaraya Mallya, Freedom Fighter

1899

Gulvady Venkata Rao’s ” Indirabai or Sadharma Vijaya” Published

1902

Birth of Dr. Kota Shivaram Karanth

1902

Birth of Harady Ramu Ganiga, Yakshagana Artist

1911

Birth of K K Hebbar, a famous artist

1912

Birth of B P Bayari, Who brought International recognition to Rangoli

1919

“Angla Kavitavali” by Hattiangadi Narayan Rao is published.

1920

Inauguration of Karkala Shri Bhuvanendra Samskrita Mahapatashala

1920

Non Co-operation Movement – Hiriadka Ramaraya Mallya & Hiriadka Narayan Rao take a lead role

1923

Christian Hospital Started in Udupi ( founder: Miss Eva Lombard)

1925

Benagal Ramrao Selected as the president of Kannada Sahitya Samellana in Belgaum

1928

Formation of Tuluva Mahasabha. S U Paniyadi becomes its first President

1930

Salt Satyagarha – Kundapura Krisha Rao Kodgi, Annapa Karanth, S U Paniyadi, Hiriyadka Ramraya Mallya arrested

1934 (Feb 25)

Mahatma Gandhi visits Udupi

1935

Formation of Udupi Municipality

1936

Mangalores “Navayuga” Weekly Magazine started & published from Udupi under the Editorship of K Honnayya Shetty

1938

Sri Vishweshwara Teertha Swamiji was given the Sanyasa Deeksha at Pejawar Math

1942

Quit India Movement – S N Holla, Amasebail Krisnaraya Kodgi, Santyaru Anathapadhmanabha Rao, People from Pangala Family take active part. On 9-10-
1942 Lati Charge at Karkala. Ragunath Prabhu passed away in Bellary Jail.

1948

Benagal Narasing Rao Appointed as India’s Representative to UN

1949

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College was started in Udupi

1953

Kasturba Medical College was started in Manipal

1957

Manipal Institute of Technology was started in Manipal

1958

Ayurvedic College was started in Udupi

1960

42nd Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Manipal . Presided by A. N. Krishna Rao

1960

Poorna Prajna College was Started by Sri Vibudesha Teertha Swamiji of Admar Mutt in Udupi

1960

Bhuvendra College was started in Karkala

1963

Bandharkar’s College was started in Kundapura

1963

“Veerabhumi” a monthly magazine was started by S Venkataraj in Udupi

1964-1979

K S Haridas Bhat becomes the Principal of MGM College. Cultural Activities gets a new life in Udupi

1965

Udupi Rangabhumi was started. Dr B B Shetty became its first President & Anand Ganiga as Secretary

1966

Shri Poornaprajna Evening College was started

1968 – 1971

M Gopalkrishna Adiga become the principal of Poorna Prajna College. Starts “Sakshi” Magazine, to encourage Kannada Sahitya

1971

Yakshagana Kendra started in MGM College

1971

Shri Ranganath Shenoy elected to Loksabha

1971

First D K Kannada Sahitya Samelana – J P Rajarathnam Presides 

1972

Shri T A Pai becomes Minister for Railways. Conferred “Padhmabushana”

1973

Bahubali Idol transported from Karkala to Dharmastala

1975

Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Samshodhana Kedra Started 

1975

Indians First Satellite Aryabatta was launched under the guidance of Dr U R Rao. He was conferred with “Padmabushan” in 1976 

1975

“Studies of Tulu history & Culture” by Dr. P Gururaj Bhat was published

1976

“Kundadarsha” Under the Editorship of A V Navada was published by Bhadarkars College, Kundapura

1976

Writer Smt. Saraswathi Bai Rajawade constructs Sharadhambha Temple in Chitpady, near Udupi

1978

Dr Shivaram Karanth was awarded the Jnanapita Award

1978

Shri T A Pai elected to Loksabha

1980

First Foreign Trip by Udupi Yakshagana Group

1980

Udupi Balekedarara Vedike was started by Dr. K P S Kamath. Dr P Narayan Rao became its first President

1980

Sri Oscar Fernandes elected to Lok Sabha

1981

Formation of Udupi Rathabeedi Geleyar Samskrutika Sangha, with K S Kedelaya as secretary & Dr. N Murari Ballal as President

1983

Udupi Janapada Rangakale Adyanana Kedra was started

1985

” Karkala Ondu Adyana” was published by Bhuvanendra College, Karkala

1985

Sri Oscar Fernandes Appointed as Secretary to All India Congress Party

1986

Vasaraya Ballas – Bhandaya gets Kendra Sahitya Academy Award
Nitte Engineering College (NMAMIT) Started

1988 – 1997

“Tulu Nigantu” (6 Volumes) Published (Editor – Dr U P Upadhaya, Publisher – Rastrakavi Samshodhana Kedra, Udupi)

1992

“Kasturi” Editor P.V. Acharya gets Goyanka Award

1922-1994

Shri Veerappa Moily becomes Chief Minister of Karnataka

1993

Mahe University Started at Manipal

1996

Dance Recitation – ” Vishwaroopadarshana” -by Udupi artist & directed by Udayavara Madhavachar staged at Ratstrapathi Bhavan, Delhi. 

1997

Formation of Udupi District

1998

Sri I M Jayaram Shetty elected to Lok Sabha

1998

Writer Videhi awarded with Atimabbe Award & Yakshagana Artist Hiriadka Gopal Rao Conferred with Janapadashri Award

1999

Shri Vinay Kumar Sorake elected to Lokhasabha

2000

” Dakshina Kannada Da Devalayagalu” was published from Ambalpady Sri Janardhana Mahakali Temple.( Editors: Prof. Muralidhar Upadyaya Hiriyadka & P N Narshimha Moorty)

2000

” Dakshina Kannada Hakkigalu” Published. Editors: Dr. Prabhakar Achar & K Geetha Nayak

2002

Udupi’s First Jilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana Held under the Presidentship of Vidyavashpathi Bannaje Govindachar.

2002

Udupis Second Jilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Kundapura. Shri Suryanarayana Chadaga was the President 

2002

Banjee Govindacharyas ” Ave Mannina Atada Bhandi” gets Academy Award

2003

Udupi Zilla utsava Celebrated.

2003

‘Flora of Udupi’ published by Dr. K Gopalkrishna Bhat, Poornaprajana College Udupi

Source: Udupi District Office

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