Tales of Uduthadi: In Search of Akkamahadevi

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Published on: 25 October 2018

Varsha Nair

Varsha is a student of Political Science, having completed her Master’s from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her interests lie in the intersections of culture, religion and politics.

Akkamahadevi, the 12th century woman saint, poet and seeker was born in Uduthadi (now in Shikaripur Taluk, Shimoga district of Karnataka). Akka's intense devotion to her personal god, Channamallikarjuna, and the quest for a union with her lord began here. This image gallery captures moments from a visit to Uduthadi.