Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Jayanthi 2020 | Kempegowda Jayanthi Images, Status, Video, Photos, Wishes, quotes, Date, songs,

By | June 26, 2020

Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Jayanthi 2020

 

Kempegowda Jayanthi 2020 | Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Jayanthi Images, Status, Video, Photos, Wishes, quotes, Date, songs

Nadaprabhu Hiriya Kempe Gowda, also known as Kempe Gowda, was a chieftain under the Vijayanagara Empire. The city of Bengaluru, capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, was founded by Kempe Gowda in 1537.

Kempe Gowda was one of the well educated and successful rulers of his time. Being a successor of Kempananje Gowda, descendants of Morasu Gowda lineage started as Yelahankanadu Prabhus (ruler of Yelhankanadu). The Yelahankanadu Prabhus were Gowdas or tillers of the land. Fourth in succession from Rana Bhairave Gowda, founder of the dynasty of Avati Nadu Prabhus and great grandson of Jaya Gowda, who established separate dynasty, is the famous Yelahanka Nadu Prabhus, Kempe Gowda I who ruled for 46 years commencing his reign from 1513. Jaya Gowda accepted the sovereignty of the Vijayanagar emperor. He later left Yelankanadu and was successful in planning and building Bengaluru Fort and Bengaluru Pete, the foundation of the current city of Bengaluru. He is also noted for his societal reforms and contribution to building temples and water reservoirs in Bengaluru. His ancestral origin is near Denkanikottai a small town in Krishnagiri District

Kempegowda’s birth anniversary celebrations are organized by the state government every year across Karnataka from 27 June 2017, and is seen as Kempegowda day or ′Kempegowda Jayanthi′. An award is established and named after the ruler, called Kempegowda Award, which is presented annually at ceremony held by BBMP.

Being a patron of arts and learning, Kempe Gowda is said to have brought skilled artisans and craftsmen from far to settle in his new city and contribute to making it a thriving cultural center.

He received his initial education at a Gurukula in Aivarukandapura a small village near the present Hessaraghatta for nine years. At that time he mastered statecraft and martial skills.

Kempe Gowda kept expanding his frontiers during his 56-year rule and he passed away in 1569.

Bengaluru was established by Kempe Gowda in 1537, as the capital of his erstwhile kingdom. He built Bangalore Fort and the town in 1537 AD and moved his capital from Yelahanka to Bengaluru Pete. Kempe Gowda built a red fort with eight gates (watchtowers) to demarcate the boundary of the city. Inside the fort, two wide roads crisscrossed each other. The other roads were made parallel or perpendicular to them. The streets were designated as commercial or residential, and markets were established for each social group depending on the trade and craft they practised. He patronised priests, craftsmen and artisans alike. Famous temples in the city – Vinayaka and Anjaneya at Yelahanka, Bull temple in Bsavanagudi, Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple were built by him. Tanks were built for the water supply to the town and for irrigation.

Ironically, the current state of the state capital, with its frothing lakes, drinking water crisis, garbage piles, rapid expansion of the city, haphazard development and crumbling and inadequate infrastructure is a major let-down for its legacy. The city with an expanse of 226 sq km was expanded to 741 sq km. The Greater Bangalore which took shape in 2007, continues to reel under huge disparities in terms of connectivity, transport, water supply and solid waste management.

The state government, which has named the airport, railway station and bus station after Kempe Gowda, could do well by taking a lesson or two on town planning from the visionary ruler, and also protect the heritage monuments of the bygone era.

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