Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bengaluru on Friday. Here PM Modi unveiled a 108 feet high bronze statue of founder ‘Nadaprabhu’ Kempegowda. This statue of Kempegowda has been installed at Terminal 2 of Bengaluru’s International Airport, built at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore. Kempegowda founded the city of Bangalore in 1537. Let us know who was Kempegowda and why Bangalore and Mysore tour is very important from the point of view of politics, with the unveiling of his statue by PM Modi.
This idol is of 218 tons
Let us tell you that the city of Bangalore has become the first city where such a huge statue of its founder has been built. This idol made of bronze is 218 tonnes, in which 98 tonnes of bronze and 120 tonnes of steel have been used. Kempegowda’s sword is only 4 tons.
Who is Kempegowda?
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda was the ruler of Vijayanagara kingdom. He founded Bangalore in his empire in 1537 and built many stones in Kannada language. Morasu was the father of Vokkaliga Campenanje Gowdake Kempegowda, who ruled Yelhankanadu for 70 years. In the 15th century, Kempegowda’s family shifted from Kanchi in Tamil Nadu to Karnataka and ruled Vijayanagara after his father, Kempegowda ruled Vijayanagara for 46 years.
Interesting story of the founding of Bangalore city
It is said that Kempegowda had gone hunting with his minister Veeranna and his advisor Gidde Gowda, then he had made up his mind to settle this city, here he imagined to provide fort, tank cantonment temple and people to do business. It is said that Kempegowda first won Sivaganga, after that Domlur which is situated on Old Airport Road also won. He then settled the city of Bangalore and shifted his capital from Yelahanka to Bangalore. There are four pillars in Bangalore, for which it is said that earlier the Bangalore bus was settled in the middle of it, but it has increased so much that it has now become a metro city and an IT city.
Why PM Modi’s visit to Bangalore is important
This visit of PM Modi is very important from the point of view of politics because Karnataka assembly elections are going to be held in five months. In such a situation, the arrival of PM Modi here will fill the enthusiasm of BJP leaders and workers. Party leaders hope that after the enthusiasm of the workers from this yatra, public support will be mobilized in favor of the BJP before the elections.
BJP targeted many targets from PM’s visit
PM Modi unveils statue of Kempegowda, the founder of Bengaluru, specially to Vokkaliga in Karnataka (Vokkaliga) Revered by the community which is majorly settled in Old Mysore and other parts of Southern Karnataka. It is believed that this will strengthen the good image of the BJP government in Karnataka.
Targeting the SC community
At the same time, on the occasion of Sant Kanak Jayanti of Karnataka in the assembly premises on Friday, floral tributes were paid to the statues of saint poet Kanak Das and Maharishi Valmiki. Both Kanaka Das and Valmiki are considered especially among Kuruba and Valmiki (ST) communities in the state. In such a situation, it is expected that this visit of PM Modi will play an important role in attracting the ST community.
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Story first published: Friday, November 11, 2022, 14:45 [IST]