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Author: Dr. H.S. Usharani
Place: Huvinahadagali, Bellary, Hampi
Dr. Usharani, based on inscriptions, describes the activities of Mahajanas of padangile. They were the prominent people of the place, maintaining temples and public services. It is specially noted that they were also in the military service. Though influence of shaiva cult was prominent, the Vaishnava cult was not neglected. Even the ladies among them had a role in the maintenance of the temple. The author says generally the number of Mahajana’s used to be 120.