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Vama Shakti II

For unknown reasons Padmarasa, a military officer (Dandanayaka) of Banavasi kingdom, ordered the arrest of the famous Kalamukha precepter, Vama-Shakti II, who headed the Kodiyamatha of Ballegavi for forty six long years. Babeya Nayaka, a border guard (meregara) of Tonavatti, heroically resisted this treacherous act and died fighting. A hero-stone installed in memory of this event shows the act of imprisoning Vama-Shakti II. He could be identified by his long tangled hair (jata) and kaupina (kachche). This dress is different from that shown for all other fighters

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Introduction | Machikabbe | Chavundaraya | Savinirmadi 
Jirale Mallamma | Kali | Hero of Nelavagilu | Loga & Talaga
Saviyabbe | Vama Shakti II | Hariyakka

 

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