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Alamelamma - Unjust people only understand not having children.
Evil and unjust people force good people to take extreme measures as a last resort.

Alamelamma, Queen

Alamelamma

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  1. EFFECTIVE CURSE
  2. THREE EFFECTS OF CURSE
  3. RECENT HISTORY
  4. CORRUPT INDIAN POLICE, CURRENT
  5. CORRUPT INDIAN JUDICIARY, CURRENT
  6. INDIANS ATTITUDE, CURRENT
  7. MORE INFO REGARDING ALAMELAMMA
  8. INDEX

EFFECTIVE CURSE

Indian Queen Alamelamma, in 1610, uttered three effective curses. There was a very strong basis for her to curse.

“May Thalakadu become a barren land,
May Malangi turn into a whirlpool,
May Mysuru kings not have children (for all time to come).”

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Image 2. Vijayanagar Empire at its peak. A
large part of current India and Sri Lanka.
Image: Gabagool

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Image3. Srirangapatna, capital of
Vijayanagara Empire, an island in the river
Kaveri. Now in Karnataka State, southern India.

Alamelamma, with her husband King Thirumala II [a real king] lived in the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, Srirangapatna, an island in the river Kaveri in now Karnataka state in southern India.

Image 4. Clockwise from top left. [1] Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna in Kaveri River Island. [2] Sri Vaidyeshwara [Vaidhyanatheshwara] Temple, Talakadu. North bank of Kaveri River. [3] Alamelamma Temple, T. Narasipura Taluk, Tadimalangi, South bank of Kaveri River. [4] Mysore Palace, Mysuru.

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Image 5. Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangapatna. Photo Chinya Suhail.

In Srirangapatna there is an ancient Ranganathaswamy Temple, a Vishnu temple. There is also an idol of Ranganathaswamy’s wife, Ranganayaki. Alamelamma was a great devotee of the Goddess Ranganayaki. On Tuesdays and Fridays, she sent her personal jewels to the temple to adorn the deity. `

Neighboring king Wadiyar of Mysuru, a real king [unlike later titular kings of his dynasty], kept challenging King Thirumala II and grabbing parts of the latter’s kingdom. Finally, King Thirumala II relinquished his kingdom to Wadiyar. King Thirumala II and Alamelamma, with her jewels, retired to the latter’s home town of Malangi down the Kaveri river.

Image 6. Vaidyeshwara Temple in Thalakadu, Mysore district, Karnataka state, India. The construction of this temple was undertaken by the Western Ganga dynasty of Thalakadu in the 10th century. Later renovations and additions were done by the Cholas and Hoysalas up to the 14th century. Photo: Hari Ganesh R

Alamelamma’s husband, King Thirumala II, fell sick. Knowledgeable persons advised him to hold prayer services for several days in Thalakadu across the Kaveri river, in a Shiva Temple by name Vaidyeshwara temple – Vaidya means physician. However, after three days of prayer services, he passed away.

The young Alamelamma who had already lost her kingdom, now lost her husband. Having been married for a short time, she did not have children.

The greedy Mysuru king Wadiyar had already grabbed pious Alamelamma’s kingdom. Eyeing her jewelry, he sent his soldiers to obtain from her, her jewels. She parted with a single jewel, a giant pearl nose ring. That was not enough for Wadiyar. Then he sent armed male soldiers to forcibly get all the jewels from unarmed Alamelamma.

Upon getting wind of armed male soldiers pursuing her, with her jewels, she quickly climbed a cliff and jumped off into the whirlpool in the Kaveri river. It was the year 1610. She uttered three curses:

“May Thalakadu become a barren land,
May Malangi turn into a whirlpool
May Mysuru kings not have children (for all time to come)”

At the time of the curse, Wadiyar had four sons. Soon after the curse, three of his sons including the eldest son, died. Bereaved, he retired to Melkote a town known for Vishnu devotees. His deceased eldest son’s son was crowned king. This king did not have sons. He adopted the sole living son of his father, that is, his own paternal uncle. This paternal uncle king was assassinated in a year. That ended the blood line of the greedy Wadiyar king who had grabbed Alamelamma’s kingdom and her giant pearl nose ring and eyed the rest of her jewelry.

THREE EFFECTS OF THE CURSE

Image 7. Lord Vishnu Temple under the sand dunes in Thalakadu, Karnataka. Now the government is trying to excavate the ancient city. Photo: Arun Joseph.

  1. Once upon a time Thalakadu had been the capital of different empires. There were over 30 temples. After Alamelamma’s curse, Thalakadu gradually became covered by sand burying the ancient temples. Now the government is trying to excavate the ancient city to expose these temples.
  2. The Kaveri river has been changing its course causing eroding of Malangi due to whirlpools. This has forced Malangi to keep relocating away from the river bank, adding different adjectives to its name and changing the name to Tadimalangi and the like.
  3. More than 400 years later, the Wadiyar dynasty has not had children except in four instances. Two kings had sons who died as children. Once a king had a son who was born unable to speak. Later this son became the king and he had a son. Other than in these four instances, the kings who are born as princes have not had children. These kings have adopted male relatives as sons.

The adopted sons have later become kings. These kings have borne male children.

Hence, alternate generations of kings have borne children.

Image 8. Alamelamma temple in Malangi [Tadimalangi] on the south bank and Vaidhyanatheshwara temple in Thalakadu on the north bank of Kaveri River.

RECENT HISTORY

It is now more than 400 years since Alamelamma justifiably uttered the effective curse.

The titular king Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was a naturally born prince who became the king. He and his wife did not have children. They did not adopt a child. After his death on 10 Dec 2013, his wife, the titular queen Pramoda Devi, adopted an adult relative on 23 Feb 2015. On 28 May 2015, he became the current titular king, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Maharaja of Mysuru. This king married a royal, Trishikha Kumari from the state of Rajasthan. They have a son, Aadyaveer Narasimharaja Wadiyar.

CORRUPT INDIAN POLICE, CURRENT

Indian men get away with their crimes including multiple murder attempts. They heavily bribe the police. The police, upon receiving, from the woman victim, multiple complaints of attempted murder and innumerable other serious crimes, do absolutely nothing. The more the woman complains to the police the more bribes the latter get from the criminals.  The police are delighted, in fact overjoyed, to receive a phone call from and see the woman victim come to their police station when she complains of crimes. The police enjoy the crimes.

CORRUPT INDIAN JUDICIARY, CURRENT

The case of Mari: The judiciary is no better. Mari was a victim of several crimes including attempted murders and assault and robbery. Legally, through the court system, she regained possession of her robbed articles. After a long time, only this case of assault and robbery came to trial in court. Prior to the trial, Mari met the public prosecutor. Expecting a heavy bribe, he told her to come to his house. She did not do so. She met the Director of Prosecutions. Then the prosecutor of her case, after, not before, the trial started, did some work. Days prior to her departure to another country, the judge told her to leave her robbed articles in the court. She informed her brilliant and knowledgeable maternal grandmother, who, coming from a family of attorneys, responded, “Nothing doing!”

INDIANS ATTITUDE, CURRENT

Centuries later, millions of Indian men and women still believe in male superiority, that women without a husband should possess nothing and that they should not even be alive. The wives instigate the husbands. To them, openly, greedily, unethically, illegally, unjustly, and criminally stealing good and harmless women’s movable and immovable property is the norm.

Unjust people only understand not having children.
Evil and unjust people force good people to take extreme measures as a last resort.

MORE INFO REGARDING ALAMELAMMA:

I. THE CURSE OF TALAKAD
Well researched excellent videos of Alamelamma in English in YouTube

This documentary puts together all the evidence ... archaeological, geological and historical ... giving us clues to "solve" the mystery of the Curse of Talakadu ... almost.
THE CURSE OF TALAKAD - PART 1A Sep 29, 2010 5:20
THE CURSE OF TALAKAD - PART 1B Sep 29, 2010 11:30
THE CURSE OF TALAKAD - PART 2A 8:16
THE CURSE OF TALAKAD - PART 2B 8:42
THE CURSE OF TALAKAD - PART 3 14:24
Produced by Sashi Sivaramkrishna, Kabooka research and documentaries Pvt. Ltd. Copyright.
The Curse of Talakadu was screened at:

II. TALAKADU TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE

Talkadu Temple Architecture - Part1.
Very beautiful ancient paintings. 13:46. Worth watching even if you do not understand Kannada.
Design Video. This project on 'Creating Digital Learning Environment for Design in India' also called 'e-kalpa' is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India as part of the National Mission in Education through Information and Communication Technology. The overall objective is the creation and development of new learning environments related to design that will provide greater access and enhancement to acquisition of critical knowledge, skills, and abilities for economic and social development in our country. This initiative 'e-kalpa' will be collaboratively developed by three institutions - Industrial Design Centre, IDC, in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Bombay; National Institute of Design, NID, Bengaluru; and Department of Design, (DoD), in Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, Guwahati, along with the support of other design related institutions’ and organizations.

Talkadu Temple Architecture - Part2
Talakadu - Submerged in the Sands of Time

Did you know that Talakadu, the old flourishing capital city of the early Western Ganga dynasty (350 to 1000 CE), lies completely submerged in sand? But for a handful of temples excavated from the dunes, the town's 30 temples are lost in the sands. 4:07

INDEX

Name
Description
Alamelamma,
Queen
Image 1
Queen who justifiably cursed greedy and unjust king Wadiyar.
Kaveri, river
Image 4.
River flows in the state of Karnataka in southern India.
1. In its’ island is capital city of Srirangapatna.
2. Further down the river is city of Malangi on South bank.
3. Across Malangi is city of Thalakadu on North bank.
Melangi, city
Image 4.
1. Home city of Alamelamma to which she and her husband King Thirumal II retired.
2. City where greedy king Wadiyar’s soldiers tried to forcibly take her jewels.
Mysuru, city
Image 4
1. City which neighboring king Wadiyar ruled.
2. Wadiyar grabbed Alamelamma’s and her husband’s kingdom.
Ranganathaswamy,
God
Image 5.
Male deity in Ranganathaswamy Temple, [a form of Vishnu] in the
city of Srirangapatna
Ranganayaki,
Goddess
mage 5.
1. Ranganathaswamy’s wife.
2. Alamelamma was a great devotee of the Goddess Ranganayaki.
Shiva, God
shive
One of trinity. [Right, multiheaded] Brahma as creator. [Middle]
Vishnu as sustainer. [Left] Maheshwara [Shiva] as destroyer
AKA Vaidyeshwara, Eashwara.
Srirangapatna,
capital city.
Image 3.
Capital city of Vijayanagara Empire, an island in the river Kaveri.
Thalakadu, city
Image 7.
1. City on north bank of river Kaveri further down from the capital city of Srirangapatna.
2. City to which Alamelamma and her husband went to perform prayer services at Vaidyeshwara
[Aka Vaidyanatheshwara. Vaidya means physician] temple when he fell sick.
3. Alamelamma cursed that it be covered by sand.
Thirumala II, real
King
Alamelamma’s husband, a real king
Vaidyeshwara, God.
[Vaidya means
physician]. Aka
Vaidyanatheshwara.
Image 6.
1. There is a Temple in the city of Thalakadu. Temple to which
Alamelamma and her husband went to perform prayer
services when he fell sick.
2. AKA Vaidyanatheshwara temple.
3. A form of Shiva
Vishnu, God
shiva
One of trinity. [Right, multiheaded] Brahma as creator. [Middle]
Vishnu as sustainer. [Left] Maheshwara [Shiva] as destroyer
AKA Vaidyeshwara, Eashwara.
Wadiyar, name of
kings [of dynasty
of same name].
Then real and
unjust king. Later
titular kings.
Image 4.
1. In neighboring Mysuru kingdom, unjust king who grabbed
Alamelamma’s kingdom of Vijayanagara.
2. Forced her to part with her jewel, a giant pearl nose ring.
3. Eyed the rest of her jewels.
4. Alamelamma cursed him that the kings of Mysuru not have
children [for all time to come]. More than 400 years later
curse is till effective.