This institute acted as source of information for all the research being undertaken so far in this regard. When I came up with this idea of this website, Sri.
National Institute of Kannada Studies has taken lot of pain in carefully cataloguing all the epigraphy studies and helps in bridging the gaps found in History by publishing Epigraphia Carnatica. B L Rice who produced two great volumes of Gazetteer of Mysore during 18. Yogesh Rajashekariah quickly responded and constantly supported my activities thru suggestions about building the website.
The state is steeped in tradition yet is one of the forerunners of the information technology revolution in the country.Also his works towards 8000 Epigraphy studies is noteworthy. Ramanujam Narasimhachar is another great Archaeologist during the Maharajas of Mysore who published several Monographs on Hoysala Temples which acts as a source of inspiration till date and he too added a lot of work in categorizing and deciphering the 4000 Epigraphs. Special thanks to all my friends from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology, Surathkal) and other friends & relatives in Bangalore and elsewhere in the world who constantly encourage me in doing such a stupendous task of travelling and documenting things. Gurudev C J who was very instrumental in making my gene to be driven with adventurous activities all the time, he has directly helped me fuelling my passion towards exploring the world thru travelling.The constant support and continuous efforts of Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi and Karnataka State - Department of Museums and Archaeology, Mysore in preserving and conserving these great monuments is noteworthy. Also thanks to my mother Nagarathna, brother Sidraj, sister Rohini and wife Divya who are constantly supporting these activities on daily basis.The Chindaka Nagas of central India, Gangas of Kalinga (Odisha), The pre-historic culture of Karnataka (and South India in general) is called the hand-axe culture, as opposed to the Sohan culture of North India.Paleolithic hand axes and cleavers in the shape of pebbles made with quartz and quartzite which have been found in places such as Lingadahalli in Chikkamagaluru district and Hunasagi in Yadgir district, and a wooden spike at Kibbanahalli in Tumkur district are examples of old stone age implements.