Kadamba's royal logo now adorns Halashi post office

Kadamba's royal logo now adorns Halashi post office

Kadambas of Halashi and Banavasi may be part of the history of the foregone era, but the royal logo of the dynasty still rules.

Royal logo of the Kadamba dynasty depicting the pictorial view of Bhuvaraha Narasimha idol located in a temple at Halashi village in Khanapur taluk is the official post logo and it has led in the Kadamba’s still ruling their erstwhile kingdom. 

Halashi was the second capital of the Kadamba kings who ruled the region during the period of 345-525 AD and 1000-1050 AD. The first capital was Banavasi. There are many stories and myths about the origin of Kadamba dynasty. 

However, it has been broadly accepted that Kadambas was the first indigenous kingdom of Karnataka and the first to make Kannada as the official language. 

Kadambas fought the mighty Pallavas of Kanchi and remained sovereign, Madhu a native of Halashi said.

Reminiscence

Sources in the India Post said, residents of Halashi had expressed that the archeological structures reminiscent of the Kadamba rule be made known to the world and wanted that royal logo to be made as postal stamp. 

As per the demands of the people, pictorial view of Bhuvaraha Narasimha idol located in a temple at Halashi village in Khanapur taluk is the official post logo of Halashi post office. 

Royal emblem of any monarchy being used as official post logo could be only of its kind being used by the Halashi post office, sources added. 

Superintendent of Post Offices, Belgaum Division S S Patil told Deccan Herald that the royal logo of Kadamba dynasty was introduced as official logo of Halashi post office on May 4, 1993.  Halashi then second capital of Kadamba’s is a small village now about 42 km from Belgaum. It has temples scattered across the village and are currently under Archaeological Survey of India. The prominent among them, the Bhuvaraha Narasimha temple is maintained well and has regular ceremonies. 

Halashi was ruled by Kadamba's and they said to have built 100 temples. Famous temples are Lakshmi Narasimha, Kalmeswara, Suverneshwara. 

Ram Theertha and Vyasa Theertha group of temples near the village. It has a famous Jain Basadi too. 

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