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ಅವರ ಕತೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾಣತನದ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗಳೇ ಇಲ್ಲ . ಅವು ಅಪ್ಪಟ ಕಲಾಕೃತಿಗಳು ಅಷ್ಟೇ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಲೇಖಕ ತಾನು ಕೇಳಿದ ಕತೆಯನ್ನು ನಮಗೆ ದಾಟಿಸಿಬಿಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಹಾಗೆ ದಾಟಿಸುವಾಗ ಆ ಕತೆಗೆ ಲೇಖಕನ ಹಮ್ಮಿನ ಲೇಪವಾಗಲೀ, ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕತೆಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವಾಗಲೀ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ . ಅದೇ ಅವರ ಶಕ್ತಿ.

* ಸತ್ಯವ್ರತ ಹೊಸಬೆಟ್ಟು

Masti Venkatesh Iyengarತುಂಬ ಸಜ್ಜನರೂ ಆಗಿದ್ದ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಅಯ್ಯಂಗಾರರನ್ನು ಈಗಿನ ಕಾಲದ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳೂ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ- ಕನ್ನಡದ ಆಸ್ತಿ ಎಂದೊಂದು ಪ್ರಾಸಬದ್ಧ ಹೇಳಿಕೆ ಒಗೆದು ಕೈ ಬಿಡುವುದುಂಟು. ಅವರು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಕಾವ್ಯನಾಮದಿಂದ ಬರೆದರೂ ಉಳಿದುಕೊಂಡದ್ದು ಮಾಸ್ತಿ . ಕುವೆಂಪು ಥರದವರು ಕಾವ್ಯನಾಮದಿಂದ ಹೆಸರಾದರೆ, ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ನಿಜ ನಾಮಧೇಯದಿಂದಲೇ ಹೆಸರು ಮಾಡಿದರು.

ಮಾಸ್ತಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಬಂದದ್ದು ತಡವಾಗಿ. ಅವರಿಗಿಂತ ಚಿಕ್ಕವರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಬಂದ ನಂತರ. ಆಗ ಯಾರೋ ಮಾಸ್ತಿಯವರನ್ನು ಕೇಳಿದರಂತೆ – ನಿಮಗಿಂತ ಚಿಕ್ಕವರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಬಂದ ನಂತರ ನಿಮಗೆ ಬರ್ತಾ ಇದೆ. ಈ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬೇಸರವಿದೆಯಾ? ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ಜಾಣರು. ಮನೇಲಿ ಸಿಹಿ ತಿಂಡಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೆ ಮೊದಲು ಯಾರಿಗೆ ಕೊಡ್ತಾರೆ ಹೇಳಿ? ಚಿಕ್ಕೋರಿಗೆ ತಾನೇ? ಹಾಗೇ ಒಳ್ಳೇದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲ ಮೊದಲು ಚಿಕ್ಕೋರಿಗೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟು ನಂತರ ನಾವು ತಗೋಬೇಕು. ಉಳಿದವರೆಲ್ಲ ತಮಗಿಂತ ಚಿಕ್ಕವರು ಅನ್ನೋದನ್ನು , ತಮಗೆ ತಡವಾಗಿ ಬಂದದ್ದರಿಂದ ಬೇಸರವಾಗಿಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ನೋದನ್ನು ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ತೋರಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದು ಹೀಗೆ. ಆದರೆ, ಅವರ ಕತೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಥ ಜಾಣತನದ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗಳೇ ಇಲ್ಲ . ಅವು ಅಪ್ಪಟ ಕಲಾಕೃತಿಗಳು ಅಷ್ಟೇ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಲೇಖಕ ತಾನು ಕೇಳಿದ ಕತೆಯನ್ನು ನಮಗೆ ದಾಟಿಸಿಬಿಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಹಾಗೆ ದಾಟಿಸುವಾಗ ಆ ಕತೆಗೆ ಲೇಖಕನ ಹಮ್ಮಿನ ಲೇಪವಾಗಲೀ, ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕತೆಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವಾಗಲೀ ಇರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ . ಅದೇ ಅವರ ಶಕ್ತಿ .

ಕೋಲಾರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಮಾಲೂರು ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕು ಹೊಂಗೇನಹಳ್ಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ್ದು 1891 ರ ಜೂನ್‌ 6 ರಂದು. ತಂದೆ ರಾಮಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಅಯ್ಯಂಗಾರ್‌. ತಾಯಿ ತಿರುಮಲಮ್ಮ . ಬಡ ಕುಟುಂಬದಿಂದ ಬಂದ ಮಾಸ್ತಿಗೆ, ಓದಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪಾರ ಆಸಕ್ತಿ . ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನೀರೆರದವರು ಅಧ್ಯಾಪಕ ನಾರಣಪ್ಪ . ಹೊಂಗೇನಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಶಿವಾರಪಟ್ಟಣದ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಸ್ಕೂಲಿನಿಂದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್‌ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡ ಬಿ.ಎ. ಪದವಿ ತನಕ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ಓದಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದೆ ಬಿದ್ದವರಲ್ಲ . ಮುಂದೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್‌ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಕರಾಗಿ, ಮೈಸೂರು ಸಿವಿಲ್‌ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಸಾಗಿ ಅಸಿಸ್ಟೆಂಟ್‌ ಕಮಿಷನರ್‌ ಆಗಿ, ರಾಜಸೇವಾಪ್ರಸಕ್ತ ಬಿರುದನ್ನೂ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ ಪಡೆದದ್ದು ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಕತೆ.

ಮಾಸ್ತಿಯವರಿಗೆ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದು ಜನಪ್ರಿಯರಾಗಬೇಕೆಂದು ಆಸೆಯಿತ್ತು . ಆದರೆ, ಅವರ ವೃತ್ತಿ ಜೀವನದ ಘಟನೆಯಾಂದು ಅವರು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯುವಂತೆ ಪ್ರೇರೇಪಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಕೋಲಾರದ ಮಲ್ಲಸಂದ್ರ ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಜಮಾಬಂದಿಗೆ ಹೋದಾಗ ಅವರು ತಪ್ಪು ಮಾಡಿದ ರೈತನ ಮೇಲೆ ರೇಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಏನಯ್ಯಾ.. ನಿಂಗೆ ರೂಲ್ಸ್‌ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ವಾ ? ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಆತ ರೂಲ್ಸ್‌ ಎಲ್ಲ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷಿನಲ್ಲಿದೆ. ನನಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ತಿಳಿಯಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ವಿನಯದ ಮಾತಾಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಅದು ತನಗೆ ಆಡಳಿತದ ವೈಫಲ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವೇನು ಅನ್ನೋದನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟಿತು ಅನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ. ಅಂದಿನಿಂದ ಅವರು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಆಸ್ತಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ಅವರ ಮೊದಲ ಕತೆ ರಂಗನ ಮದುವೆ. ಅವರ ಹದಿನಾರು ಕಥಾ ಸಂಕಲನಗಳು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿವೆ. ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ , ಚನ್ನಬಸವ ನಾಯಕ, ಚಿಕ್ಕವೀರ ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ, ಶೇಷಮ್ಮ , ಮಾತುಗಾರ ರಾಮಣ್ಣ ಮುಂತಾದ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಗಳನ್ನೂ, ನವರಾತ್ರಿ ಮಾಲಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಹಿಡಿದು ಶ್ರೀರಾಮ ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿಷೇಕದ ತನಕ ಕವನ ಸಂಕಲನಗಳನ್ನೂ, ಕಾಕನಕೋಟೆಯಂಥ ನಾಟಕಗಳನ್ನೂ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಜೀವನಚರಿತ್ರೆ, ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ ಕೂಡ ಬರೆದುದ್ದುಂಟು. ಮಾಸ್ತಿಯವರ ಕತೆಯನ್ನು ಅಜ್ಜ ಹಾಗೂ ಮೊಮ್ಮಗಳು ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕುಳಿತು ಓದಬಹುದು. ಅಷ್ಟು ಸಜ್ಜನಿಕೆಯೂ ಸುಸಂಸ್ಕೃತವೂ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತವೆ. ಈಗಿನ ಕತೆಗಳು ಹಾಗಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಅನಂತ ಮೂರ್ತಿಯವರೊಮ್ಮೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದರು. ಅದು ನಿಜ.

ಜನನ- 06.06.1891 (ಕೋಲಾರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಮಾಸ್ತಿ) , ಮರಣ- 06.06.1986

ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಕೃತಿಗಳು

ಕಾದಂಬರಿಗಳು : ಚೆನ್ನಬಸವ ನಾಯಕ, ಚಿಕವೀರ ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ, ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ
ನಾಟಕಗಳು : ಕಾಕನಕೋಟೆ, ಯಶೋಧರಾ, ಕಾಳಿದಾಸ, ಶಿವ ಛತ್ರಪತಿ
ಆತ್ಮ ಕಥನ : ಭಾವ
ಕವನ ಸಂಕಲನ : ಬಿನ್ನಹ, ತಾವರೆ
ಖಂಡಕಾವ್ಯ : ಶ್ರೀರಾಮ ಪಟ್ಟಾಭಿಷೇಕ

ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ದೊರೆತ ವರ್ಷ : 1983 (ಚಿಕವೀರ ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ)

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MASTI VENKATESHA IYENGAR(A Story)

MASTI VENKATESHA IYENGAR
(A Story)

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On an evening some of us were having a chat in our senior friend’s bookshop located in the
Basavanagudi area. As the conversation proceeded, the topic for the day settled down on ghosts and
spirits. Since all of us present there that day, were interested in literature, naturally the conversation
moved towards the stories of the supernatural. I referred to writers like Saki, HG Wells and even Ray
Bradbury among others. As we also drifted to talk about Kannada stories, we got down to discuss
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s stories – “A Ghost from Malnad”, “The Spirit of Venkata Rao” etc.
The conversation continued.
Our senior friend is a well-read man. He also seems rational. He does not believe in god or ghost. In
spite of his known stance, he started narrating his experience that went against his beliefs. As a
prelude, he quoted Masti Venkatesha Iyengar from one of his stories: “though several of us do not
believe in the existence of spirits, we are also not sure that they do not exist.” Our friend was
essentially narrating his own experience. I have the urge to narrate this story to you, only because
of the sheer coincidence involved in the whole affair – of spirits appearing in Masti’s stories; of my
name being the same as Masti’s friend ‘Sriram’ who often appeared in his stories and so on. In fact
our senior friend who is a better storywriter could himself have written this story. But as he did not
appear to be inclined to do so, I am going ahead to write it and share his experience with you too.
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Our friend has been running this bookshop in Basavanagudi since a few years. He being a writer and
a lover of literature liked to spend most of his time amidst books. He usually started his day with a
long walk in the Lalbagh garden. He would come back home for his breakfast, after which he would
leave for the shop. He normally spent all his time in the shop. He used to read, write and when he
was tired, even take a nap there. He had a small anteroom built on the rear side of the shop,
especially for this purpose. In the anteroom he had a portable television set and a video player. He
used them to watch a few good movies and to watch the daily news. In this way, our friend had
made his shop an integral part of his lifestyle. Normally he opened the shop at Nine in the morning.
He used to lock it up and go home only after the evening news was broadcast on the television. Our
friend had appointed two youngsters to look after the daily transactions of the shop. Since the boys
usually looked after all the transactions, our friend spent more time in the ante-room than in the hall
outside.
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It was not easy to meet our friend, when he was in the anteroom. Visitors had to first give an
account of their identity and the purpose of visit to one of the boys outside. The boy would then
convey this to our friend. If our friend was not on any important assignment or he was not writing
anything and was in a good mood, he would grant an interview to the visitor. In fact there was a
reason why he used to hide himself inside the shop like this. As a bookseller, our friend had
observed that, of late, the number of people reading books in Kannada had drastically gone down,
while the number of authors who wrote was going up in geometric proportions! And so, there used to
be a large number of young poets who published their own work and brought it to our friend for
display and sale. Since our friend was also a writer, he used to yield to their pleas and stock those
books. He would never say ‘no’ and as a result his stocks of unsold books turned out to be very large.
So, he had now developed this plan of staying inside, in the ante-room whilst the boys sent away
such visitors saying – “the boss is out” or “the owner is writing something important, he would not
like to be disturbed”. All of us knew about this strategy. He would say “It is one matter to have a
love for literature and quite another to run a business, is it not?” and we would all agree. We should
agree with whoever utters the truth, is it not?
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I have given all these details only because I thought it was essential as a background for me to
narrate the story of our friend. I shall now narrate the experience our friend had on an evening
sometime ago. Our friend had a habit of taking some alcoholic drinks sometimes in the evenings,
when he felt that he was not in the right spirits. Even this activity was carried out in the anteroom.
These days, we cannot say that one should hold a man guilty for having such a habit. However, since
our friend was already middle aged, he had the fear and guilt, natural to his generation of people,
who thought that alcohol was a taboo. In any case, our friend was no drunkard by any standards.
One such evening, our friend was feeling lonely and did not know what better to do. None of us had
gone to meet him in the shop that day. At around seven in the evening he thought he would down a
few drinks and started. “One was not sure whether it was a full moon or a new moon day. The whole
sky was cloudy and it was chilly all around” – our friend told us – “it was darkness that had enveloped
the environment”. Before our friend started the ritual, he came out and told the boys just this: “Do
not allow any strangers inside the room”. He then went inside to start his evening ritual.
At around eight in the evening the younger boy came inside and took leave of our friend. At around
nine, the older boy entered. It was the usual practice that he would pull the shutter down at around
that time and leave. As soon as he entered the room, our friend is said to have told him: “Okay, try
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and come early tomorrow, you will have to go to Rajajinagar and get some books from Mavinakere
Ranganathan”.
The boy acknowledged our friend’s words but did not move out. “Sir an elderly person is here to see
you” he said. Our friend was getting to be tipsy and was in no mood to meet people. “Who is it?
Is that somebody new to the shop?” he asked, for which the boy said “Yes sir, it is Masti Venkatesha
Iyengar”.
It was difficult to imagine what all could have happened in our friend’s mind. If some soul who had
died a few years ago had come and was waiting for an interview, anybody was bound to be nervous.
Our friend was no exception. He however thought that the boy might have made a mistake. It was
irritating. After all, working in a bookshop, the least he should have known was which of the authors
were alive and which of them were dead, is it not? Our friend had some hope and therefore he
wanted to be doubly sure. “Go out and have a look again. Find out what his name is?” he said
sending the boy out.
The boy went out and came inside very quickly. “Yes sir, he is Masti Venkatesha Iyengar for sure. He
is quite old and has these three red and white lines drawn on his forehead…” he reported back.
The ghost of Malnad and the spirit of Venkata Rao must have started dancing violently in our friend’s
mind. “Why should an old soul which led such a pure, contented, peaceful life and lived for almost a
century torment me?” This and other such questions must have emerged in our friend’s mind. It
seems the boy just then walked out of the room. Our friend, who was now a little shaken up and
really nervous at the thought of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar catching him at it, quickly put the bottle
and glasses away. He walked out of the room and quickly closed the door behind him. When he
looked up, nobody except the boy was around.
“I saw that your mood was not all right sir, so I just sent him away. He said that he would meet you
in a day or two..” the boy said.
Our friend narrated this experience to all of us. “You know, now a days I do not consume alcohol
alone. I avoid it in the evenings. The name of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar seems to instil some sense
of fear in me” he said.
I tried to find a rational explanation for what might have happened that evening. “Some elderly
Iyengar gentleman must have come to look you up” – I said – “the boy who would have seen Masti
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Venkatesha Iyengar’s photographs on his books must have thought this man to be him” and tried to
fly more kites with my possibilities when our friend nodded his head sideways.
“See, it is not important to find out what happened in reality that evening” – our friend explained -
“the fact is that I was there, alone, consuming alcohol, in the evening. The boy uttered the name of
none other than Masti Venkatesha Iyengar. It might have been a divine intervention to put the name
of this great man on the boy’s lips. What is more important is the power the name seems to carry. If
the boy had uttered any other name, I would not have been so disturbed as to give up consuming
alcohol alone, right? This is what is of prime importance.”
All of us agreed with what he said. We should agree with whoever utters the truth, is it not

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Masti Club-after the father of short fiction in Kannada,

A club with character

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The presence of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar is still palpable in the 103-year-old Basavanagudi Club, which is belatedly celebrating its centenary now



Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s presence in this 103-year-old club is still palpable. Till his death in 1986, he visited it every evening.

NO OTHER club in Bangalore, perhaps, carries as much literary aura as the Basavanagudi Union and Services Club does. Which other club, after all, has the distinction of being nicknamed after a literary giant?

Better known as Masti Club — after the father of short fiction in Kannada, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, its most cherished member — the 103-year-old place preserves his memory in many corners. A huge portrait of the Jnanpith-award winner hangs in the library named after him. On the other wall is the framed poem on Masti by K.S. Nissar Ahmed, which talks at length about his regular visits to the club for 30-odd years. A hall in the first floor too is named after Masti. A small bunch of friends, who played cards with him, run an annual cards tournament in his memory. Old timers tell you that other literary luminaries such as Bendre and D.V. Gundappa also visited the club once in a way. The club has the distinction of hosting a lecture on Vendanta by Ramana Maharshi.

So, it’s not surprising that the valedictory function (tomorrow at the club, at 6.30 p.m.) of the belated centenary celebrations will be presided over by two men of letters — lexicographer G. Venkatasubbiah and Nissar Ahmed.

Not that the club set out to be a cultural and literary centre when it was started in a rented building in 1901 by a retired professor, Bellave Venkatanarayanappa. It was an attempt at providing “club amenities” — a colonial idea not familiar to those who lived beyond Cantonment area — to South Bangaloreans retired from Government service. The club rules were amended later, though, since there were no takers among the old for tennis. The club shifted to its own building (the existing one), in 1912. T.R. Raghavendra Rao, the present Secretary, remembers the contribution of one of the early members, K.S. Aiyar, who built a hall as an “octogenarian’s tribute to the climate and the amenities of the garden city of Bangalore”.


The oldest rule book available in the club office, dating back to 1940, documents some interesting historical details. It condoles the death of Yuvaraja Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar and Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar, and says that some members of the club participated in the coronation ceremony of Jayachamaraja Wadiyar. It carries a message from Mirza Ismail, the Diwan of Mysore, on the occasion of the opening of the hall built by K.S. Aiyar, who, incidentally, passed away that very year. The list of newspapers and journals that the club got then makes for an eclectic range — Harijan, Vedantakesari, The Indian Theosophist, The Animals’ Friend, The Indian Concrete Journal, The Co-operative Productive Review, The Oriental Watchman, Herald of Health, and so on. That was also the year the subscription fee of the club was hiked by four annas, from Rs. 1.

An important landmark in the club’s history was Masti becoming a member of it in the late Forties. Masti came to the club everyday to play cards at 6 p.m. and left for his home in Gavipuram at 8 p.m., till he died in 1986. “I might miss the day’s Sandhyavandane, but not the visit to the club,” the devout man often told his friends. He never lingered, though, beyond the appointed time.

K.R. Venkateshaachar, who has been a member since 1953, was one of those who shared the table with Masti. “You could set your watch by the time of his arrival and departure!” he recalls. “He came in his signature attire — overcoat, cap, umbrella, and shawl — and had a smile for everyone.” He played a game called 28, with half paisa as stake. “But we played with such seriousness that you would think we were playing for thousands!” In his poem, Nissar talks about how Masti pulled up those who didn’t play the game in the right spirit, with a: “Let us play the game for the game’s sake.”


Mr. Venkateshaachar also remembers Masti as a generous soul who always helped fellow club members. “He would order dosas from Vidyarthi Bhavan for everyone whenever there was a committee meeting. `Two each, Acharre!’ he would insist. Those were days when we didn’t have a canteen or a bar,” recalls Mr. Venkateshaachar.

It’s interesting that Masti, who retired as the Excise Commissioner, fought tooth and nail against the setting up of a bar at the club. “The members had to convince him that it was important for revenue generation,” remembers Mr. Venkateshaachar. “But he never stepped into the bar even once.”

Is it true that the club, in the initial years, was called “Brahmanara koota”, because of its location in a predominantly Brahmin locality and the fact that a good number of men in service during the Raj days were Brahmins? Mr. Venkateshaachar vehemently denies it, saying that the club welcomed people from all sections since the days he can remember.

The club has, in any case, come a long way since then. It has most of the amenities that normal clubs have. A centenary building will also come up on the premises soon. But some things have remained constant down the ages. “It is still a middle-class man’s club,” say a long-time member, K. Visvesvara. The club has, undoubtedly, managed to hang on to its South Bangalore character. After all, at Tagore Circle, where the club is located, you can still hear the chirping of birds above the din of passing vehicles if you strain your ears hard enough!

(The valedictory of the centenary celebrations begins at 6.30 p.m. at the club tomorrow.)

BAGESHREE S.

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/mp/2004/05/22/stories/2004052200380300.htm

July 28, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, MASTI | Leave a comment

Iyengar-Youtube Video-Kakana Kote, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha Iyengar


BKS Iyengar pranayama
Just One Breath.Sure : 2

Just one breath.


More Iyengar 1938
BKS Iyengar Practicing.Sure : 191 sn

BKS Iyengar practicing.


BKS Iyengar Practicing
BKS Iyengar Practicing Some Backbends In Pune, India 1991.Sure : 161 sn

BKS Iyengar Practicing some backbends in Pune,
India 1991.


B.K.S.Iyengar interview, p.2
For 3AEN (ZAEN) Russian Yoga School, Taken In Jan. 2007 @ Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute, Pune Full Text Version Of This Conversation Read @ Www.zaenSure : 146 sn

for 3AEN (ZAEN) russian yoga school, taken
in Jan. 2007 @ Ramamani Iyengar
Yoga Institute, Pune Full text version of
this conversation read @ www.zaen.ru% http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=24 It
is also available an audio version
of our interview in enheinced quality
@ address: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94 - soon we
are going to create an english
version of our site. As we
do I’ll get you know!


B. K. S. Iyengar interview, part 1
Taken By 3AEN 08.01.2007 @ Yoga Institute, Pune, India. You Can Also Read Full English/russian Version Of This Conversation @ Www.ZAEN.ru. Is Also AvaSure : 271 sn

Taken by 3AEN 08.01.2007 @ Yoga Institute,
Pune, India. You can also read
full english/russian version of this conversation
@ www.ZAEN.ru. is also available an
audio version of our interview in
enheinced quality @ address: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94 -
soon we are going to create
an english version of our site.
As we do I’ll get you
know!


B.K.S. Iyengar interview p.3
Final Part Of 1/2 Hour Interview With Sri B.K.S. Iyengar In The Lounge Of His Yoga Institute In Pune, Taken By Ivan Zassourski Of ZAEN. English VersioSure : 620 sn

final part of 1/2 hour interview with
Sri B.K.S. Iyengar in the lounge
of his Yoga Institute in Pune,
taken by Ivan Zassourski of ZAEN.
English version of interview in written
form: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=24. Full audio @: http://www.zaen.ru/wp/?p=94
Namaste!

   

Jonathan Erman as Alexis Iyengar – Give me that love
From The Stanford Savoyards Production Gilbert And Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer” – Opera Meets Bollywood!Sure : 631 sn

From the Stanford Savoyards production Gilbert and Sullivan’s
“The Sorcerer” - Opera meets Bollywood!


Jonathan Erman as Alexis Iyengar
Jonathan Played Alexis In Stanford Savoyards’ Production Of Gilbert And Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”: Opera Meets Bollywood! In Fall 2006.Sure : 279 sn

Jonathan played Alexis in Stanford Savoyards’ production
of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer”:
Opera meets Bollywood! in fall 2006.


Iyengar Yoga Brasília
Saiba Mais Sobre Iyengar Yoga, Visite Www.yogabsb.comSure : 164 sn

Saiba mais sobre Iyengar Yoga, visite www.yogabsb.com


Krisnamacharya Yoga Film 1938 (silent)
This Is A Video Made In 1938 Showing The Great Yoga Teacher Demonstrating Asana And Pranyama. He Was The Teacher Of BKS Iyengar And Sri K. Pattahbi JoSure : 145 sn

This is a video made in 1938
showing the Great yoga teacher demonstrating
asana and pranyama. He was the
teacher of BKS Iyengar and Sri
K. Pattahbi Jois, founder the Astanga
style of yoga. The film is
so old that any claim to
copyright has expired.


The Raptor Attack: Amar Iyengar
It Was Believed That Dinosaurs Had All Become Extinct Millions Of Years Ago, However A Recent Discovery In Mesopotamia Of An Anomaly Called The RaptorSure : 110 sn

It was believed that dinosaurs had all
become extinct millions of years ago,
however a recent discovery in Mesopotamia
of an anomaly called the Raptor
Amaracus Iyengarosaurus has proven this belief
false. Fear for your lives!


kari haidanembonu [Kakana Kote]
Song “kari Haidanembonu Madeshwara” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 272 sn

Song “kari haidanembonu Madeshwara” from the movie
“Kakana Kote”, based on drama written
by Masti Venkatesha iyengar


bettada tudiyalli [Kakana Kote]
Song “bettada Tudiyalli” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 7 sn

Song “bettada tudiyalli” from the movie “Kakana
Kote”, based on drama written by
Masti Venkatesha iyengar


ondu dina kari haida
Song “Ondu Dina Kari Haida” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha IyengarSure : 256 sn

Song “Ondu dina kari haida” from the
movie “Kakana Kote”, based on drama
written by Masti Venkatesha iyengar


Desiree is teaching advanced Anusara Yoga at OMTime
Desiree Rumbaugh Www.desireerumbaugh.com Is Teaching Advanced Level Anusara Students At OMtime Www.omtime.com In Denver. Desirée Has Been A StudenSure : 197 sn

Desiree Rumbaugh www.desireerumbaugh.com is teaching advanced level
Anusara students at OMtime www.omtime.com in
Denver. Desirée has been
a student of Yoga since 1987
and has a strong foundation in
Iyengar Yoga. Since 1993, she has
been fortunate to study extensively with
John Friend and was among the
first teachers to be certified in
Anusara Yoga,


Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breath
A 10 Minute Quick Explaination Of Pranayama, The Breathing Aspect Of Yoga. Included Are Excerps From Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The 4 Types Of PranayamaSure : 253 sn

A 10 minute quick explaination of pranayama,
the breathing aspect of yoga.
Included are excerps from Hatha Yoga
Pradipika. The 4 types of
pranayama are defined; 5 types of
prana are defined; Plavini, Nadi Shodhana,
Surya Bhedana, Kundalini Agnisara, Bhamari, Anapanasati,
Bhastrika. Quotes from BKS Iyengar,
T. Krishnamacharya, Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Gayatri Mantra, Pranawa Mantra (AUM) both
explained. For a copy of my paper
“Pranayama:THe Yogic Art of Breath” please
message me.


Laurent Dauzou
Renata Reif Entrevista O Professor Parisiense De Iyengar Yoga Para A Revista Prana Yoga Journal.Sure : 122 sn

Renata Reif entrevista o professor parisiense de
Iyengar Yoga para a revista Prana
Yoga Journal.

iyengar – Youtube Video

Kakana kote Kannada Ashwath Masti Venkatesh Iyengar Lokesh Madeshwara” From The Movie “Kakana Kote”, Based On Drama Written By Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

July 22, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, MASTI | Leave a comment

Jnanapith award winner Masti Venkatesh Iyengar 1891-1986

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: 1891-1986

He was born in Masti village of Kolar district. He passed MCS examination in 1913 and securing M.A. in 1914. As a civil servant, he held various positions of high responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, before retiring voluntarily in 1943. His long and diverse career of 3 decades was marked by total dedication to public service and exceptional administrative ability. And his wealth of experience as a bureaucrat gave immense inspiration for his literary works. His pseudonym Srinivasa is as popular as his native village Masti, in Kannada literary circles today.

Eventhough he started composing stories right in his earlier student days, his first published work became the history of modern Kannada short stories. And he was recognized as the “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (Forefather of Short Stories) . His works carry the best elements of literature in story form and with their inimitable language, narrative style and richness of theme and realities, powerfully relate to the readers. His story Subbanna, based on the life of a musician is a good example of this and it has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

Honours and awards:
1. “Brahma of Kannada Stories” (“Forefather of Short Stories”)
2. Jnanpith award which came to him in 1983 for his historical novel Chikkaveera Rajendra

Works:
1. ‘Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu’
2. Channabasava Nayaka
3. Chikkaveera Rajendra
4. 3-volume autobiography ‘Bhava’
5. Subbanna
6. Edited the monthly journal ‘Jeevana’ from 1944 – 1965
7. Written more than 120 books in Kannada
8. 17 books in English

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Home of Jnanapith award winner Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

The home of the late Masti Venkatesh Iyengar, Kannada writer and winner of the Jnanapith award. He was famous for his short stories.

http://wikimapia.org/143072/

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bettada tudiyalli [Kakana Kote]

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July 22, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, MASTI | 6 Comments

Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar:The Father of Kannada Short Stories

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Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar (Kannada:ಮಾಸ್ತಿೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಐಯಂಗಾರ್) (June 6, 1891June 6, 1986) was a popular writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth person among seven recipients[1] of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was popularly referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means Maasti is Kannada’s Treasure. He is most renowned for his short stories. He wrote under the pen name Srinivasa. He was honored with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

Early life and education

Masti was born in 1891, at Masti in Kolar district of Karnataka in a Tamil speaking Vaishnavaite family. He obtained a master’s degree in Arts in 1914. After joining the Indian Civil Service, he held various positions of responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, rising to the rank of District Commissioner. He retired in 1943.

His Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories) was the first noted work in the modern Kannada literature. Maasti also crafted a number poems on various philosophic, aesthetic and social themes. He composed and translated several important plays. Finally, he edited the monthly journal Jeevana (Life) from 1944 to 1965.

A prolific writer, he wrote more than 120 books in Kannada and 17 in English, over seventy years

He passed away in 1986 at the age of 95.

He won the Jnanpith Award in 1983 for his novel Chikkaveera Rajendra. The story was about the last Kodava king. Kodava community was displeased with the negative portrayal of their last king.

Epics

  • Shri Rama Pattabisheka (Coronation of Shri Ram)

Novels

Stories and Anthologies

  • Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories)
  • Dombara Chenni
  • Kaagegalu (Crows)
  • Rangana Maduve (Ranga’s Marriage)

Plays

Autobiography

  • Bhava

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The Father of Kannada Short Stories
The Iyengars have been in the forefront of arts, science, & literature. Shown above is the Jnanapeeth awardee Masti Venkatesh Iyengar

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Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar


© Kamat’s Potpourri
Pseudonym: Srinivasa, Maasti
Born: 6 June 1891
Hongenahalli, Malur taluk, Kolar district, Karnataka
Died: 6 June, 1986
Mysore
Occupation: District Commissioner, Professor, Writer
Nationality: India
Genres: Fiction
Literary movement: Navodaya
Debut works: Kelavu Sanna Kategalu
Influences: M.K. Gandhi

Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar (Kannada:ಮಾಸ್ತಿೀ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ ಐಯಂಗಾರ್) (June 6 1891June 6 1986) was a popular writer in Kannada language. He was the fourth person among seven recipients[1] of Jnanpith Award for Kannada the highest literary honour conferred in India. He was popularly referred to as Maasti Kannadada Aasti which means Maasti is Kannada’s Treasure. He is most renowned for his short stories. He wrote under the pen name Srinivasa. He was honored with the title Rajasevasakta by then Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar.

Biography

Early life and education

Masti was born in 1891, at Masti in Kolar district of Karnataka in a Tamil speaking Vaishnavaite family. He obtained a master’s degree in Arts in 1914. After joining the Indian Civil Service, he held various positions of responsibility in different parts of Karnataka, rising to the rank of District Commissioner. He retired in 1943.

His Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories) was the first noted work in the modern Kannada literature. Maasti also crafted a number poems on various philosophic, aesthetic and social themes. He composed and translated several important plays. Finally, he edited the monthly journal Jeevana (Life) from 1944 to 1965.

A prolific writer, he wrote more than 120 books in Kannada and 17 in English, over seventy years

He passed away in 1986 at the age of 95.

He won the Jnanpith Award in 1983 for his novel Chikkaveera Rajendra. The story was about the last Kodava king. Kodava community was displeased with the negative portrayal of their last king.

Bibliography

Epics

  • Shri Rama Pattabisheka (Coronation of Shri Ram)

Novels

Stories and Anthologies

  • Kelavu Sanna Kathegalu (Some Short Stories)
  • Dombara Chenni
  • Kaagegalu (Crows)
  • Rangana Maduve (Ranga’s Marriage)

Plays

Autobiography

  • Bhava

Notes

 

  1. ^ Jnanapeeth Awards. Ekavi. Retrieved on 2006-10-31.

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July 22, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, MASTI | 6 Comments

Dewan Purnaiah

Dewan Purnaiah

Yelandur is a taluk of Chamarajanagara district. It is very close to Chamarajanagar city. It is a small town connecting various places in the Chamarajanagar region. This town has a historic and cultural importance in this region.

Yelandur came into prominence under the Cholas. The Cholas were the emperors of the Tamil kingdom. The first known prince of the dynasty to have ruled this region is Singadepa or Devabhupala. He is said to have built the famous Gaurishwara temple of Yelandur at about 1550 A.D. This is a magnificient temple. This temple speaks volumes of the Cholas as great builders. It has a very beautiful main entrance. It went into a decreipt state but was later erected in 1654-55 by his great grandson Muddabhupa.

The Gaurishwara temple�s attractive entrances have no gopura (towers built on the entrance arches). However, the entrances have artistically created fine sculpture embedded into the walls and on pillars. Stone carved themes like Andhakasuravadha (killing of the demon Andhakasura), Shoolabrahma, Bhikshatanamurthy, Bhairava, Kalingamardana, and Dakshinamurthy tell these mythological stories. Narasimha in various manifestations like Dakshinamurthy, Sharabha, Vali and Sugriva can also be observed on these walls and pillars. The four corners and the door side of the mantapa have monolithic stone chains formed by circular stone carved links – each 20 centimetres in diameter. This mahadwara (great door) is therefore locally called as bale (bangle) mantapa, as these links resemble bangles.

Yelandur was later ruled by the Mysore wodeyars. In 1807, Yelandur and others surrounding villages were granted as jahgir (gifted land) to Dewan Purnaiah by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. Dewan Purnaiah was one of the most revered statesmen in those times in the whole of India (India was an agglomeration of more than 100 princely states in those times and not one nation as it is now). He is credited with making the Wodeyar empire a very strong one. Even now, people benefit from his visionary works. He was born in Yelandur.

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In search of valuable treasure

The discovery of the priceless wealth at Dewan Purnaiah�s bungalow was initiated by the instincts of a Tahsildar.

S TAHSIN AHMED

The year was 1987! I was working as the Tahsildar of Yelandur, which is a small taluk in Mysore district. While going to the taluk office, I would often watch an old two-storeyed building, with locked doors. It had two porticos in front that were supported by ornate pillars. An old somber-looking tree in front of its unpainted and weather-beaten facade gave it an eerie look. This was Dewan Purnaiah�s building.

Purnaiah was the Dewan during the reign of Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan and even the Wodeyars. He had a jahgir of agricultural lands in Yelandur. In fact, Purnaiah�s bungalow even housed the taluk office and the police station in the past. After these offices were shifted to new buildings, the bungalow was kept locked for nearly 15 long years.

There was a strange belief among the locals that a big black snake with hair on its body guarded Purnaiah�s treasure. Hence even during those 15 years, nobody dared to acquire the heirlooms in the building that belonged to Dewan Purnaiah. In fact, bowls of milk used to be kept in the vicinity of the building with the belief that the snake would drink it in the night.

While attending to routine office work on a bright sunny day on November 4, 1987, I asked the sheristedar for a very old file. He informed that the file was not available and that it could have probably been left back in the old Taluk office, which was housed in Purnaiah�s bungalow. This casual remark made me wonder as to what other things might be left inside the building. The very moment, I decided to discover the treasure hidden inside the building. People warned me of the foreboding evil, which they said may lead to tragic consequences. Undeterred, I moved ahead with a small group of my staff members, who volunteered to join me in this adventure. We walked over to the building and broke open the old, rusted door lock since nobody had its key. The door was pushed open and it made a squeaking noise. Everybody peered inside with wide-open eyes, but it was pitch dark and nothing was visible.

A ray of sunlight that pierced inside from the opposite end revealed the existence of a window. I asked my volunteers to go inside the building and open the window. They looked at each other, but nobody moved. Then I myself walked inside wading through age-old cobwebs.

It was dark inside and the thought of the black snake with hair on its body did send a shiver down my spine. But this was the deciding moment, I said to myself. If I falter, the discovery operation will be aborted. So I mustered courage, walked over to the window, unfastened the old wooden knobs and pushed the shutters open. Bright sunlight immediately lit the place and my staff finally entered the hall without much hesitation.

But the sight was quite disappointing. There were some old, medium-sized, black-coloured metal trunks, which we tried opening in vain. When we finally tried lifting them, its rusted bottom gave way, and gold ornaments started falling one after the other. There were gold necklaces, bangles, silver crowns and other jewellery in more than one trunk. We also discovered a collection of nearly 3000 antique coins in another trunk besides a few gold and silver coins. However, the black snake still remained elusive. By then, it was time for sun set and darkness started pervading the building, making us rely on the petromax lanterns.

While we were thus engrossed inside, the news that the Tahsildar had opened the bungalow spread like wild fire in Yelandur and the villagers flocked to the building. The crowd peered over our shoulders, pushing the staff so that they could get a glimpse of the treasure. Fearing the safety of the find, I had to call the Sub-Inspector of Police. We finally closed the bungalow, locked it and affixed the seal of the Tahsildar, and constables guarded the building throughout the night.
The next morning we continued exploring the bounty inside Purnaiah�s bungalow. In one of the rooms, we found plenty of black cloth manuscripts with neat white writing in Kannada. Each manuscript was about 15 feet in length but was repeatedly folded. These records are believed to contain information about the life and finances of the princely state of Mysore. So we delivered two jeep loads of these manuscripts to the State Arch-ives Department at Mysore, enriching them with enough research material to last for years. But there was not a word of gratitude from their end.

The All India Radio in its national news bulletin reported this event. The news also made it to the next day�s national and local newspapers also.

The news probably interested Dewan Purnaiah�s sixth grandson Raghavendra Rao Purnaiah and his wife Sukanya, who came down to Yelandur from Bangalore. Pleased with the latest developments, they handed over a rare photograph of Dewan Purnaiah’s grandson P N Krishna Murthy, who served as the Dewan of Mysore between 1901 and 1906. The Secretariat manual was prepared during his tenure, which is used even to this day as the bible for the Secretariat staff. I promptly handed over Dewan Krishnamurthy�s photograph to the Archives Department, which they utilised for a book published by them later, without even acknowledging the source of the photograph.

The gold and silver jewellery recovered from Dewan Purnaiah�s bungalow was weighed in the presence of the public and handed over to the State treasury of Yelandur, along with the other items. A few social workers wrote to the Chief Minister requesting that I be honoured with the Rajyothsava Award for the initiative.

Unfortunately, it was not an award that I received but a show-cause notice from the jurisdictional Assistant Commissioner asking me to issue an explanation as to why the bungalow was not opened for the last 15 years, while I had reported as the Tahsildar of Yelandur taluk just two months ago.

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In Karnataka, Dasara is observed as State festival – Nadahabba, because of the celebration of the festival is steered by the Royal Family of Mysore. The royal family of Mysore performs special pooja on the occasion of Dasara. During Dasara, the entire City is gaily decorated and illuminated. The Palace and other important buildings are illuminated. Cultural programmes by famous artists are arranged in the Palace along with Sports, Wrestling, Poet’s meet, Food Festival, Film Festival witnessed by a large number of people.  Dasara Exhibition is arranged in the Doddakere Maidana, by the Karnataka Exhibition Authority, where the public and private sector industries, leading business establishments, State Government departments put up their stalls to promote industrial and corporate business for months.
 
Mysore is the former Capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars and the state of Mysore. Mysore is also known as the City of Palaces. Abode of untold grandeur and glory, where the rich heritage of the Wodeyars is carefully preserved to this day in its magnificent palaces, gardens, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There is an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. Mysore, or Mahishur as it was called in the past, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura.
Tippu was a great scholar and lover of literature. His artistic pursuits were also many and he made rich gifts to the Hindu temples. Tippu Sultan “Tiger of Karnataka” was killed in 1799 A.D., and the Mysore throne was handed back to the Wodeyar’s. The whole of Karnataka came under the control of the British in the beginning of the 19th century. The new state was named as new Mysore and the Maharaja of Mysore was appointed Governor by Independent India. This unified state was renamed as Karnataka on November 1, 1973. Mysore – the former capital of the erstwhile Wodeyars and also of the State of Mysore lost its prominence to Bangalore.
The recorded history of Mysore City, which was a principal town of a district, goes back to 10th century AD. After witnessing many vicissitudes and remaining for centuries the headquarters of a small principality, Mysore, for well nigh two centuries lost out to Srirangapatna as a city of any consequence. It was Raja Wodeyar who, in 1610, set up headquarters at Srirangapatna after asserting his independence from the Vijayanagar viceroy. The centre of gravity shifted back to Mysore with the court starting to function once again and the population remigrating to it from Srirangapatna. It was administered under the British Commission from 1831 to 1881 after a spell of governance under the great Dewan Purnaiah, who survived the Hyder-Tippu era.
The city really started growing into its present form after the Rendition of 1881 when the throne was restored to Chamarajendra Wodeyar, the scion of the royal family, who ruled the State for 13 years till his death in 1894. Chamarajendra Wodeyar and later the Maharani Regent commissioned a number of important buildings, besides putting some order in the City’s by now visible growth. But the credit for its blossoming into the city that we are familiar with goes to the long spell of rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar, the Saint King and prince among builders, the Silver Jubilee of whose reign was celebrated in 1927. The foundation of the City’s spacious and excellently planned layouts had already been laid during the administration of Dewans Seshadri Iyer and M. Visveswaraya.  With the Silver Jubilee Spirit of the celebrations of Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule, the city invested with much of its remarkable aesthetics – new parks and boulevards and some noteworthy additions to its architectural scene. Sir Mirza Ismail (Dewan from 1926 to 1941), a great aesthete himself, did much to enhance the City’s aesthetics.  Mysore inspite of being ruled by different Rulers and Kingdoms for ages, still retains its old charm and stately beauty. There are many ‘not-to-be-missed’ sights in Mysore like the magnificent Mysore Palace, Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, St. Philomena’s Church, KRS Brindavan Gardens.

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July 15, 2007 Posted by | Dewan Purnaiah, EKAVI BELGAUM | 46 Comments

   

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