|Town of Melkote||.|
First Online: October 29, 2006
The town of Melkote (a.k.a. Melukote) is a historic town with rich cultural traditions, located near Mysore. The great Indian teacher Saint Ramanujacharya lived in this town, and soon after Melkote became a hub of learned community called Mandyam Iyengars, who were into scholarship of Sanskrit language, Vedas, and Indian sciences. Although the community is now spread all over the world, some remnants provide for interesting study of Indian tradition and culture.
Melkote today (year 2006) is a popular center of pilgrimage among Hindus who visit the two famous temples located here glorifying deity Narayanaswamy (a form of Lord Vishnu).
Contributed by: Vikas Kamat
Pictures of Melkote
|Kamat's Potpourri Geographica Indica Town of Melkote|
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