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Author: Dr. B. Nanjundaswami
Place: Ananthapur, Chitradurga
The author says tradition of donating villages and lands to Virashaiva guru (preceptors) and Jangamas by kings in memory of of their parents was in vogue. One such donation offered by Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar to Channa Basava Swami of Oravakonda Gavimutth has been furnished in this essay giving the complete text of the donation.