Dodda Virarajendra

The Sleeping Kings

Doddavirarajendra, the most famous of the Haleri rulers of Coorg chose his final resting place on a leveled hilltop at the northern end of Madikeri town. Enclosed by high mud embankments, is a pair of elegant tombs, known as Gaddige, amongst the most memorable monuments in Coorg. The two tombs are identical, standing on a…

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A Romance In The Forest

The Marriage Pavilion of Doddavirarajendra and Mahadevamma Doddavirarajendra, the swashbuckling 18th century Rajah of Coorg was the most famous ruler of this tiny, erstwhile kingdom. His daring escape from captivity in Tipu Sultan’s prison at Periyapatana, aided by the Coorg Chieftains, his successful military campaigns to win Coorg back from Tipu and his dramatic life…

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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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