Banavasi

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Banavasi is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada in the South Indian state of Karnataka.wikipedia
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Uttara Kannada

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Banavasi is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada in the South Indian state of Karnataka.
They ruled from Banavasi.

South India

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Banavasi is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada in the South Indian state of Karnataka.
Several Tamil dynasties such as the Cheras of Karuvur, the Pandyas of Madurai, the Cholas of Thanjavur, the Satavahanas of Amaravati, the Pallavas of Kanchi, the Kadambas of Banavasi, the Western Gangas of Kolar, the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta, the Chalukyas of Badami, the Hoysalas of Belur and the Kakatiyas of Orugallu ruled over the region from 6th century B.C. to 14th century A.D. The Vijayanagara Empire, founded in 14th century A.D. was the last Indian dynasty that ruled over the region.

Karnataka

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Banavasi is an ancient temple town in Uttara Kannada in the South Indian state of Karnataka.
The Kadamba Dynasty, founded by Mayurasharma, had its capital at Banavasi; the Western Ganga Dynasty was formed with Talakad as its capital.

Kadamba dynasty

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The town once was the capital of the Kadamba rulers, an ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka.
The Kadambas (345–525 CE) were an ancient royal family of Karnataka, India, that ruled northern Karnataka and the Konkan from Banavasi in present-day Uttara Kannada district.

Adikavi Pampa

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Adikavi Pampa, the first poet of Kannada, wrote his epics in Banavasi.
Frequent descriptions of the beauty of the Banavasi region (in the modern Uttara Kannada district) and even the sprinkling (abhishek) of water from the Varada river on Arjuna's head during his coronation in Pampa's epic Vikramarjuna Vijaya testifies to the poet's attachment to the Banavasi region.

Sirsi, Karnataka

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Sirsi, is the nearest town about 23 km away.

Kannada

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Purava Hale Gannada: This Kannada term literally translated means "Previous form of Old Kannada" was the language of Banavasi in the early Common Era, the Satavahana, Chutu Satakarni (Naga) and Kadamba periods and thus has a history of over 2500 years.

Shiva

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It has grown up around the Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the supreme God in Shaivism, a major branch of Hinduism.

Shaivism

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It has grown up around the Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the supreme God in Shaivism, a major branch of Hinduism.

Hinduism

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It has grown up around the Madhukeshwara Temple built in the 9th century and dedicated to Lord Shiva the supreme God in Shaivism, a major branch of Hinduism.

Kannada script

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5th-century copper coin was discovered here with an inscription in the Kannada script, one of the oldest such coins ever discovered.

Bangalore

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It is located 400 km from Bengaluru.

Haveri

The nearest railway stations are 70 km away in Haveri and Talaguppa.

Talaguppa

Talguppa
The nearest railway stations are 70 km away in Haveri and Talaguppa.

Yakshagana

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Banavasi has long been a cultural centre, especially the Yakshagana art form.

Artisan

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Today local artisans craft and sell the classical folk art Yakshagana masks here.

Chalukya dynasty

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The Badami Chalukyas began to assert their independence at the decline of the Kadamba kingdom of Banavasi and rapidly rose to prominence during the reign of Pulakeshin II.

Political history of medieval Karnataka

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The origins of the rise of the Karnataka region as an independent power date back to the fourth-century birth of the Kadamba Dynasty of Banavasi, the earliest of the native rulers to conduct administration in the native language of Kannada in addition to the official Sanskrit.

Old Kannada

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Old Kannada or Halegannada is the Kannada language which transformed from Purvada halegannada or Pre-old Kannada during the reign of the Kadambas of Banavasi (ancient royal dynasty of Karnataka 345−525 CE).