Top Stories

Udupi: Copper Inscriptions of Vijayanagar Empire Found in Barkur

Udupi: Copper Inscriptions of Vijayanagar Empire Found in Barkur
By Vinay Pais - Daijiworld Media Network Kundapur

Udupi, Nov 8: Two copper inscriptions belonging to the period of Vijayanagara Empire have recently been unearthed in Manigara Keri of Barkuru near the Temple of Sri Somanatha Shwara. They were found when the old house belonging to the couples Sri Manjunatha Bhat and Smt. B.K Sushila Bhat was being renovated.

The famous archaeological research scholar Dr. Keladi Venkatesh Joish estimated the period of these inscriptions as 1387 AD and 1473 AD.

The old couple that had a chance to find them in the cracks of the old walls of their dilapidated residence have handed them over to the archaeological department for preservation and for further research.

Top Stories

Comment on this article


    Fri, Nov 9 2007

    The archeological department along with other Kannada sahitya/culture academy(s) needs to throw light on this issue. During Vijaynagara Empire, Chalukyas, and Rashtrakootas this great land used to attract foreigners/tourists and as noted and recorded by them, jewels and precious stones were sold on road side open market till such time the country was plundered by invaders. Now it’s high time at least we shall keep our culture intact.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title : Udupi: Copper Inscriptions of Vijayanagar Empire Found in Barkur


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image