Monday, August 1, 2011

Kittur Rani Chennamma Memorial, Bailhongal

Search for some sites connected to history and you are sure to  get it.  Bailhongal is one such town in Belgaum District. Heart swells with pride by the mention of the warrior queen Kittur Rani Chennama, who died fighting the British. Here in Bailhongal she was imprisoned and killed. Setting my foot on this hallowed grounds of her samadhi was a heart warming experience.

Some ancient history too at Bailhongal, Ramalingaeshwara temple, Simple in architecture houses many ancient inscription,

A municipal water tank circa 1950   

A vast campus of the  Agriculture Research Centre here grows variety of crops for research


P.N. Subramanian said...

I have heard about Kittur Rani Chennamma. Thanks for leading to her Samadhi. The Municipal water tank looks wonderful. Nice photographs.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Wow.. they have it!! I am surprised they still do remember people like Chennamma..

Babli said...

Very beautiful pictures with nice description. Thanks for this informative post.
You are welcome at my new posts-

Indrani said...

Nice place, new to me.

ruma said...

Hello, R Sudhir Kumar

The graceful sense wraps your artworks.

Thank you for the warmth of your heart.
Have a good weekend...

The prayer for all peace.
from Japan, ruma

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. The water tank is unique.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Great pictures amazing monuments and architecture!

Anonymous said...

Does any of you ware about the history of Bailhongal? I just hear Rani Chennamma episode which is very recent.
1. Like who constructed the water tank shown in the picture. I am sure there are couple of more towers?
2. Who constructed the watch tower?
3. Who was the architect of the great Lake Bailhongal has?
4. Who were the actual rulers of the place?
5. Does anyone knows Kittur was not a dynesty but a Jageer? Who was the ruler then?

Can someone try throwing some light on this?

Basavaraj Chikkamath said...

nice photos sir..:) thanks for providing such historical information.