Monday, June 27, 2011

Muddenahalli: Sir M Vishveshwaraya's birthplace and museum

Muddenahalli is a small village in Chickballapur district, some 100 kms from Bengaluru. This is an ordinary village, but what is extra ordinary about this village is the fact that one of the greatest engineers, Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya was born here.

If you’re not aware who he is, Sir MV (ಮೋಕ್ಷಗುಂಡಂ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಯ್ಯ) was diwan of Mysore during Mysore Kingdom and was a visionary engineer who undertook KRS, Linganamakki dam and many other challenging projects, which serve the nation flawlessly even today.

We had visited this place in April 2009 and I hadn’t blogged about it. Today I saw the below documentary about Sir MV and suddenly felt the urge to publish these photographs…

Sir MV’s house is now converted into a Museum and houses some of the rare items belonging to the legendary engineer. Photography is banned inside the building, so no photos for you.
Muddenahalli is very close to Nandi hills… If you’re planning a visit to Nandi hills or to Skandagiri, do plan to visit this place. Not for any entertainment purposes, but a mark of respect for the ace engineer of yester years.
school in muddenahalli vishveshwaraya-museum-muddenahalli
More about Sir M Vishveshwarayya here

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Similar: Sanskrit Village Mattur near Shimoga *


Veerabhadram said...

Just to add to the accomplishments of this Engineer,

The flood protection system of Hyderabad city,a permanent solution to the dredging problems of Visakhapatnam port were also his contributions.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

That is true

Trails of a Traveler said...

That is a nice piece of information!


Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Ram

Anonymous said...

First word i said was WoW.
Million thanks for that documentry.Ajit