Karnataka state was formed on Nov 1, 1973. This day is popularly known as Karnataka Rajyotsava which means Birth of the Karnataka state. On this day, Karnataka government presents the Rajyotsava Awards that is the second-highest civilian honor of the state. They give awards to eminent personalities for their contributions in the field of arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public affairs.
Today on this day we have listed out some incredible facts about the state Karnataka and its language. Have a look…
1. Though Karnataka consists of people who are speaking different mother tongues (languages) but there are many factors which unify everyone as a Kannadiga.
2. It is bounded by the states of Goa and Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south and by the Arabian Sea to the west.
3. Its name was not Karanataka before. After the States Reorganization Act, the state of Mysore state was formed on 1 November 1956. Effective from 1973, the state became known as Karnataka.
4. Rava idli is a famous south Indian breakfast from Karnataka. Shocked ? Yes, this tasty dish which is loved by all Indians from every quarter has originated from karnataka only.
5. Rani Chennamma was known for leading an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824. After her son’s death in 1824 she adopted Shivalingappa, and made him heir to the throne. But British refused to recognize her adopted heir Shivalingappa. Britishers captured her and imprisoned her where she died in 1829. Rani Chennamma’s statue was unveiled in the Indian Parliament complex by former president Pratibha Patil.
5. According to etymologies the name Karnataka can be seen in many literature books including in mythological books Sabha Parva and the Bhishma Parva of Mahabharata.
6. Another side is old scriptures suggest that this is derived from Karnata, which is what the area was originally referred to as. Thus it is not known exactly who coined the term Karnataka.
7. Kannada is one of the oldest Indian language, some believe it is as old as 2000 years. And it is one of the Indian languages to feature in Wikipedia logo.
Faith in the words… Pride in our souls… Let us salute the state on Rajyotsava 2017.