Vandals destroy Nava Brindavana, a holy site near Koppal

Daijiworld News Network - Koppal

Koppal, Jul 18: The Vyasaraja Brindavana also called the Nava Brindavana of Anegundi, where the tombs of nine Hindu saints belonging to Madhwa community are placed, was damaged by vandals on the wee hours of Thursday.

The heritage site is located on an island on the Thungabhadra River in Koppal district. People from the community are upset that the incident happened on the auspicious occasion of Ashada Ekadashi.

A case stands registered by the Gangavati police. According to the police officials, ‘Treasure Hunters’ could be behind the incident. The police noted that rituals have been performed at the site and in places where digging was attempted.

Recently, many ancient temples across Hyderabad-Karnataka region have been targeted for treasure. This region was once a part of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Satyatma Theertha Sripada swami of Uttaradi Math has appealed to the state government to investigate and punish the miscreants.

He also said that the seers of Vyasaraj Math have started the work of rebuilding the damaged Brindavana. He assured all possible help from Uttaradi Math.

The vandalism was brought to the notice of the police by a caretaker. He is the only person who visits the site regularly. During the rainy season, the island can be accessed by boat from Anegundi and Ballari.

People can access the island through boats operated by district administration. However, the last service is at 4 pm.

At present, security around Anegundi has been beefed up. To prevent untoward incidents, additional forces have been summoned.




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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Mostly Chaddis do this to incite communal tensions. But you will come to know the truth as the police is also chaddi.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    And what about petha kalwas

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  • sanjeev, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    entire world know who are what. no justification or clarification is required.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    It is a pity that some illiterates destroy either holy places or any garden like this .They dont understand what is the meaning of it.They look first for any hiding gold or ancient treasure.Sad.Better place a cctv camera hidden ,not visible for normal eye.

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  • KV Kamath, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    Very disturbing and paining to read this news. It could have happened to pick rare precious gems,silver and gold articles from Vrindavana. Happy to read that some security measures are taken. This age people need easy money.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 18 2019

    In karnataka anti socials have a free hand as the rulers themselves r busy in percentage before their term ends

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Offer of 40Cr comes in what category?

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