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A museum for coins and folklore in a Karnataka village

Updated on August 5, 2012
A part of the 'Amulya Shodha' Folklore museum at Lakkina koppa.( in the pillar at the centre, Indian National Emblem is seen)
A part of the 'Amulya Shodha' Folklore museum at Lakkina koppa.( in the pillar at the centre, Indian National Emblem is seen) | Source
A hut type building in the Campus which houses large and valuable collection of Coins, and folklore objects.
A hut type building in the Campus which houses large and valuable collection of Coins, and folklore objects. | Source
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Inside view of the MuseumA cement  erection on Lord Shiva with Nandi(bull) in Himalayas-an artwork in the premises Portrait of Mrs. Yashodha Khandoba Rao, the inspirer, beautifully placed at he center of 'Nenapu' annexe buildingFascinating lawn and a cement tortoise in the premisesAnother view of the museum.Traditional paintingsThe then chief minister of Karnataka,Mr. B.S. Yediyurappa(left), being welcomed by Founder Mr. H. Khandoba Rao(right),during his visit to the museum.
Inside view of the Museum
Inside view of the Museum | Source
A cement  erection on Lord Shiva with Nandi(bull) in Himalayas-an artwork in the premises
A cement erection on Lord Shiva with Nandi(bull) in Himalayas-an artwork in the premises | Source
 Portrait of Mrs. Yashodha Khandoba Rao, the inspirer, beautifully placed at he center of 'Nenapu' annexe building
Portrait of Mrs. Yashodha Khandoba Rao, the inspirer, beautifully placed at he center of 'Nenapu' annexe building | Source
Fascinating lawn and a cement tortoise in the premises
Fascinating lawn and a cement tortoise in the premises | Source
Another view of the museum.
Another view of the museum. | Source
Traditional paintings
Traditional paintings | Source
The then chief minister of Karnataka,Mr. B.S. Yediyurappa(left), being welcomed by Founder Mr. H. Khandoba Rao(right),during his visit to the museum.
The then chief minister of Karnataka,Mr. B.S. Yediyurappa(left), being welcomed by Founder Mr. H. Khandoba Rao(right),during his visit to the museum. | Source

At a village called Lakkinakoppa in Karnataka,India, a museum is set up amidst green forest, just to preserve the heritage for the future generation to see ,learn and feel proud of their heritage.That's done by Mr. H.Khandoba Rao,of Shimoga,in Karnataka state,South India

THE FOUNDER

THE FOUNDER OF THE MUSEUM, Mr.H. Khandoba Rao,was born in 1940 ,in Bangalore district. His father Mr. Hanumantha Rao, was an army man,having fought in First and Second world wars.Mrs. Lakshmi Bai, was the mother of Sri Khandoba Rao.

His was a large family with minimum facilities for livelihood.So ,he had to move to different places for his education.Finally, having passed B.A and B.Ed degrees, he joined as a teacher in Secondary school in 1968.Worked as Head master of Secondary grade school till 1972.Then he was promoted as a lecturer to teach History to Higher -Secondary (Pre-University level,i.e. +2 level),by his management institution. He served in that capacity till his retirement in 1998,after getting "Best Lecturer Award" in 1995-96.

In the meanwhile, he married soft hearted girl Miss. Yashodha,in 1972,discarding the caste system. They lived happily and got two sons.Mrs. Yashodha worked as lecturer in History in a local College.They were very happy.But unfortunately, Mrs.Yashodha left for God's abode in 2007, due to kidney failure,leaving a long lasting pain in her husband's heart.

In her memory, Mr. Khandoba Rao wanted to do something unique. Then, he thought of establishing this type of museum. With full involvement, he did it.It is now enthralling the visitors.

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Items in the museum

Main items preserved in the museum are the following:

1 Coins and currency notes of different countries and of different periods

2 Metallic Candelabras in various attractive designs.

3 Household articles made out of wood and metal, used in village houses in the past.

4. Clocks of different types, shapes and sizes.

5 Royal robes

6 utensils of the past

7 Musical instruments used by the folk

8 Historical hero stones, epigraphs etc,

Apart from the above, there is a long list of materials with antique value.

The' Amulya Shodha' museum and its counter-part 'Nenapu'(Memory) constructed adjoining to it, give a refreshing experience to all visitors.A cement statue of Kuvempu- poet Laurette of Karnataka, is also set up in the premises.

Mr. H. Khandoba Rao has created a very befitting memorial for his deceased wife -Mrs. Yashoda in this form. It is educative, reminder of folk culture, and entertaining.

Visitors who pass through Shimoga,should make it a point to visit this museum.It entralls them with its cool ,greenish virgin beauty.

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    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      4 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks Mr.Sanjay. I agree with your suggestion.

    • SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image

      Sanjay Sharma 

      4 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

      It is a nice and educating hub, but the addition of date or time to which the antique things belong to, would embellish the hub further. Voted up.

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      5 years ago from Tumkur

      It is in Shimoga district, near Shimoga city.Shimoga is 4 hours journey from Karkala. In Mangalore itself, there are two museums to visit. One is a folklore museum at university campus.Another is near St.Aloyseus church.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      I have stayed in Karnataka for a while in Karkal village. I have been to Udupi and Manglore. Unfortunately I don't know about the village museum you are talking about.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love museums. I know this one would be fascinating. If I ever get to travel some, I will keep Karnataka village in mind for sure!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 

      5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      The premises of the museum looks nice. Hope one can get to see a variety of coins inside. Mr. Khandoba Rao's love towards his wife reveals that she was indeed a softhearted person. Thanks for sharing this.

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      5 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks a lot mrs.Precy.It is a short and sweet comment.

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      precy anza 

      5 years ago from USA

      That's what love can do, inspiring a man to do such a beautiful museum to be shared with others! I loved looking at photos and enjoyed these! ^-^' Voted up, beautiful, and awesome!

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      5 years ago from Tumkur

      Thank you Mrs. Peggy. Let the credit go to Mr. Khandoba Rao, who has established it for the love he had for his deceased wife.

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you for showing us this beautiful museum and the grounds. Although I will undoubtedly never get there to see this in person, I have an idea of what it looks like because of your writing this hub. Mrs.Yashodha was a beautiful woman. Voted up, useful and interesting.

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      6 years ago from Tumkur

      thank you Sir. But just recall how much dedication and expenditure it involves to develop such a huge collection.Some people are there in India who have done such work throughout their life.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Now that is a collection. I think it is nice that someone wants to share their knowledge and appreciation by collecting these things and displaying them for others to enjoy. voted up and interesting and sharing with my followers.

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