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Commemorating Guru Nanak’s links with Bidar

Bidar, a town in northeastern Karnataka, holds a special place in the history of the Sikh faith as it is connected to the life of Guru Nanak and a few other religious figures. As the faithful celebrate Prakash Purab, the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on...

Rangeen Mahal
Rangeen Mahal

Art A colourful palace in Bidar fort’s vicinity A riot of colours. Albeit faded because of the passage of time. That's what Rangeen Mahal in Bidar’s fort is all about. The Rangeen Mahal is not a well-known place, but just enter the premises and you will be in for a...

Govt forces PRIs to fund folklore fest

News The State government is all set to host a lavish all-India folklore fest by diverting funds meant for development of the economically backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region. The government has directed local bodies in Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur and Koppal...

Holy month of giving in Bidar district

Communal harmony and the joy of giving are best depicted during Id and the holy month of Ramzan in Bidar. This border district that lies at the heart of the multi-cultural Deccan, has been adopting practices that showcase religious accord. Among its rich traditions...

A Bidri artefact now finds a place in the Prime Minister’s office.

The stunning image in silver inlay work on a black surface, was made using the soil ofBidar fort The souvenir that Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried back from Belagavi on Sunday was a statuette of the valiant queen Channamma of Kittur made by the Bidri artisans of...

Bidar’s karez system can qualify as UNESCO heritage structure

The ‘karez’ water system (subterranean aqueduct) in Bidar is unique not only by Indian standards, but also by global standards. Its design, purpose, and social and cultural implications make it remarkable, M.L. Khaneiki, groundwater expert from UNESCO’s International...

ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಫೋಟೊ ಎಂಜಿನಿಯರ್
ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಫೋಟೊ ಎಂಜಿನಿಯರ್

Art ತನ್ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಕ್ಯಾಮರಾಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳಿಂದ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಿದ ಫೋಟೆಗಳಿಂದ ಬೆರಗುಗೊಳಿಸುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಗುಲಾಂ ಮುಂತಾಕ್. ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕವಾಗಿ ಮಹತ್ವದ ನಗರವಾದರೂ ಸಮಕಾಲೀನವಾಗಿ `ಹಿಂದುಳಿದ' ಹಣೆಪಟ್ಟಿ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡ ಬೀದರ್‌ನಂತಹ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪಟ್ಟಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುವ ಅದ್ಭುತ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ. ಕ್ಯಾಮರಾ ಹುಚ್ಚಿನ ಈ ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ...

Medieval history from a polo ground in Bidar

Two non-descript cylindrical poles are the only things left of the famed polo ground in Bidar used by the Barid Shahi kings of the medieval period. The first reference to the polo ground is found in the book, Bidar-Its History and Monuments, by Ghulam Yazdani. “Of...