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Author: Raghu R.
Place: Kollegala, Chamarajanagara, Halebidu, Thalakadu, Humbuja, Somanathapura
The idols of a mother carrying a child is depicted at various places and is worshiped by both Jaina and Hindu sects as Yakshi and village deities respectively. Author has mentioned various places where such bronze and stone sculptures are found in southern districts of Karnataka and the associated folk stories.