Shambu Muddaiah

Shambu Muddaiah

I am interested in the History of Coorg and my posts are about that. Email: shambumud[email protected]

Portraits of Coorg Royalty – Lingarajendra, The Daughter-in-Law & The Grandson

Portrait of Lingarajendra Wodeyar, Brother of the previous King – Dodda Veera Rajendra(DVR). He usurped the throne on which the daughter of DVR – Devammaji held sway and took over Coorg.  He made a request to the Coorg Chiefs for allowing him to rule, and the request was denied. He was eventually installed on the…

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Princess Gouramma and her Goan Origins

Princess Victoria Gowramma of Coorg(La Princesse Victoria Gouramma De Coorg) Image: https://www.antique-prints.de Yeah, you read the title right. But I am not the one trying to claim anything near. That is by one Udayraj Gadnis in an article titled: “Lost Goan Treasure” in TOI by Shruti Pandit. Seems Mr. Gadnis did not care much about…

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Tuluva Kingdom and Kodava Inscription ?

Image: Vittal from Google Maps Grab. Vittal is around 100 kms from Madikeri There is an interesting article in The Hindu about the Vittala(Vittal) Kingdom in Mangalore and its descendents the Heggade Family. The article provides information about the erstwhile Vittala Kingdom, its lineage, palace and customs. Something very interesting to note is that it…

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Portrait of Chikka Veera Rajah, the last King of Coorg

The  portrait is of  Chikka Veera Raja( also known as Chikka Veera Rajendra/Veerarajendra Wadiar), ca 1805.

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Nari Mangala (Tiger Wedding). Marrying the soul of the Tiger

The groom(seated left) is Coluvanda(Koluvanda) Cariappa. Engraving by Captain Robert Belford Cummins. A Tiger Wedding in Coorg, India From: The Illustrated London News December 6, 1873 The small province of Coorg, in Southern India, is situated among the mountains that separate Mysore from the Malabar coast to the west. Its late Rajah, being of cruel…

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Nalaknad Palace

Image:By Hitha Nanjappa via Wikimedia Commons Click here for an interesting article about Nalaknad Palace by B V Prakash. Some interesting facts about Nalaknad Place. The palace was built to commemorate Dodda Virarajendra’s victory against Tipu Sultan in 1792. Dodda Viraraja was the ally of the British in the war against Tippu. The Last King…

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Portrait of Princess Mooda Maji of Coorg

The portrait is of Princess Mooda Maji ( or perhaps Princess “Muthamma” ), the second daughter of Dodda Virajendra, the Raja of Coorg  and the architect of the Coorg victory against the Mysorean army of Tipu Sultan, who ruled from 1788 to 1809. This is the only know portrait of the Princess of Coorg. The potrait was…

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