Regal Tradition of Karnataka: Kadamba Dynasty

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  • Dr. V. VENKATESH

Abstract

Legends proliferate about the starting point of the Kadambas. As indicated by one record, Trilochana Kadamba, likewise known from the Halsi and Degamve records as Jayanta, who had three eyes and four arms established the dynasty. Born out of the perspiration of Shiva, which had fallen under a Kadamba tree, he got the Kadamba. As per another fantasy, Lord Shiva and mother earth brought forth Mayurasharma, having three eyes. One more legend expresses that Mayurasharma had been destined to a sister of Jain Thirtankara Ananda Jinavritindra under a Kadamba tree. Every one of those legends originated from the records of the later Hangal Kadambas and Kadambas of Goa.

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2010-07-31

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