Down The Memory Lane - Udupi District

500 AD Kadamba Ravi Verma's reign.
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Alupas reign. Mangalore, Udyavar, Barkur become Alupas capital. 7th century - Vaddarse Shashana, 8th Century - Belmanu Durga Temple. First Kannada Inscription ( Research by Dr Gururaj Bhat)

1012 - 13 Attacked by Chola Kings
1155 Visitors form Kashmir to Barkur
1238 Shri Madhwacharya's Birth in Pajaka, near Udupi. 1238- 1317: Installation of Krishna's Idol in Udupi.
1248 The Reference of "Kambala" in Kenjur Melumatta Alva Bala Mahadevi Inscription
1333 Attacked by Hoysalas. Treaty between Alupas & Hoysalas
1342 Ibn Batuta, An Africian Traveler vists Udupi
1394 Insriptions of Imady Harihara in Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt
1432 Veerapandya, Son of Biravendra Installs Idol of Gometeshwara (41½ feet) in Karkala.
1448 Persian Ambassador Abdul Razak Visits Udupi
1480 -1600 Changes in Udupi by Sri Vadiraja Swamiji. Visit by Purandaradasa & Kanakadasa. Kanakana Kindi in Krishna Mutt
1482 Honakambli Samanta Bankiarasa's Inscription in Kollur Temple
1498 Vist of Vasco- da- gama to St. Marys Island near Malpe
1551 Inscription about Yekadala Khan stopping the riots found in Koteshwara Kotinatha Temple.
1514 Duarlebarboza, Portugese Travelers' Visit
1519 Inscription of Bhoodhana by Barkur Governor Vijayappa during the Reign of Krishnadevaraya, In Putige Math, near Hiriadka.
1554 Reign of Kelady Sadashiv Nayak Begins
1569 Tollars' Governor blocks the entry of Portuguese army to Basrur
1586 Construction of Karkala's Chaturmukha Basadi
1613 Inscription regarding Dhana by Venkatapathi Deva, in Krishna Mutt
1618 Reign of Venkatappanayakas begins
1623 Visit of Delgavale, Italian Traveler
1631 Ikeri King gives permission to Portuguese to build fort at Basrur
1665 Shivaji Attacks Basrur
1671 Portugese sign a pact with Bidinur King to build Factory at Mangalore & Basrur
1673-1675 Visit of Frayar an English traveller
1678 Portuguese sign another pact to build factory & Church at Kallianpura with Bidanor King
1742 Ikeri Basava Nayak Builds Fort at Dariyabahadur Gadh, near Malpe
1756 Maratha Pirates & Kannanur King Loot Kolur Temple
1763 -1799 Reign of Hyder Ali & his Son Tippu Sultan Begins
1799 (June) Reign of East India Company begins. Captain Vodro becomes, Canaras First Collector
1783-1821 Colonel Mackenzie Collects Information regarding Asta Mathas, Kapu, Kunjar, Kumbashi, Kollur, Peradur, Basrur, Barkur, Yelluru Temples
1801 Canaras Economy Survey by Francis Bukanin
1834 German Missionaries Enter Canara
1858 Christian High School begins in Udupi
1858 Birth of Panditha Ramabhai at Mala near Karkala, Who took a leading role in Women Education & Betterment of Widows
1870 Birth of Nandalike Lakshminaryanappa (Muddana - 1870-1901)
1883 Birth of Mundkoor Narsingh Kamath, a Short Story & Play writer 
1883 Birth of Haji Abdulla Saheb, Founder of Corporation Bank. Also Known as "Dhanashura Karna" of Udupi
1886 Birth of Kadekaru Rajagopal Krishna Rao, gave a new turn to the Religious activity in Udupi through his " Shri Krishna Sukthi"
1895 Birth of Koradkal Srinivas Rao, Famous Kannada Writer
1898 Birth of Dr. T M A Pai, sculptor of Manipal
1899 Birth of Hiriyadka Ramaraya Mallya, Freedom Fighter
1899 Gulvady Venkata Rao's " Indirabai or Sadharma Vijaya" Published
1902 Birth of Dr. Kota Shivaram Karanth
1902 Birth of Harady Ramu Ganiga, Yakshagana Artist
1911 Birth of K K Hebbar, a famous artist
1912 Birth of B P Bayari, Who brought International recognition to Rangoli
1919 "Angla Kavitavali" by Hattiangadi Narayan Rao is published.
1920 Inauguration of Karkala Shri Bhuvanendra Samskrita Mahapatashala
1920 Non Co-operation Movement - Hiriadka Ramaraya Mallya & Hiriadka Narayan Rao take a lead role
1923 Christian Hospital Started in Udupi ( founder: Miss Eva Lombard)
1925 Benagal Ramrao Selected as the president of Kannada Sahitya Samellana in Belgaum
1928 Formation of Tuluva Mahasabha. S U Paniyadi becomes its first President
1930 Salt Satyagarha - Kundapura Krisha Rao Kodgi, Annapa Karanth, S U Paniyadi, Hiriyadka Ramraya Mallya arrested
1934 (Feb 25) Mahatma Gandhi visits Udupi
1935 Formation of Udupi Municipality
1936 Mangalores "Navayuga" Weekly Magazine started & published from Udupi under the Editorship of K Honnayya Shetty
1938 Sri Vishweshwara Teertha Swamiji was given the Sanyasa Deeksha at Pejawar Math
1942 Quit India Movement - S N Holla, Amasebail Krisnaraya Kodgi, Santyaru Anathapadhmanabha Rao, People from Pangala Family take active part. On 9-10-
1942 Lati Charge at Karkala. Ragunath Prabhu passed away in Bellary Jail.
1948 Benagal Narasing Rao Appointed as India's Representative to UN
1949 Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College was started in Udupi
1953 Kasturba Medical College was started in Manipal
1957 Manipal Institute of Technology was started in Manipal
1958 Ayurvedic College was started in Udupi
1960 42nd Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Manipal . Presided by A. N. Krishna Rao
1960 Poorna Prajna College was Started by Sri Vibudesha Teertha Swamiji of Admar Mutt in Udupi
1960 Bhuvendra College was started in Karkala
1963 Bandharkar's College was started in Kundapura
1963 "Veerabhumi" a monthly magazine was started by S Venkataraj in Udupi
1964-1979 K S Haridas Bhat becomes the Principal of MGM College. Cultural Activities gets a new life in Udupi
1965 Udupi Rangabhumi was started. Dr B B Shetty became its first President & Anand Ganiga as Secretary
1966 Shri Poornaprajna Evening College was started
1968 - 1971  M Gopalkrishna Adiga become the principal of Poorna Prajna College. Starts "Sakshi" Magazine, to encourage Kannada Sahitya
1971 Yakshagana Kendra started in MGM College
1971 Shri Ranganath Shenoy elected to Loksabha
1971 First D K Kannada Sahitya Samelana - J P Rajarathnam Presides 
1972 Shri T A Pai becomes Minister for Railways. Conferred "Padhmabushana"
1973 Bahubali Idol transported from Karkala to Dharmastala
1975 Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Samshodhana Kedra Started 
1975 Indians First Satellite Aryabatta was launched under the guidance of Dr U R Rao. He was conferred with "Padmabushan" in 1976 
1975  "Studies of Tulu history & Culture" by Dr. P Gururaj Bhat was published
1976 "Kundadarsha" Under the Editorship of A V Navada was published by Bhadarkars College, Kundapura
1976 Writer Smt. Saraswathi Bai Rajawade constructs Sharadhambha Temple in Chitpady, near Udupi
1978 Dr Shivaram Karanth was awarded the Jnanapita Award
1978 Shri T A Pai elected to Loksabha
1980 First Foreign Trip by Udupi Yakshagana Group
1980 Udupi Balekedarara Vedike was started by Dr. K P S Kamath. Dr P Narayan Rao became its first President
1980 Sri Oscar Fernandes elected to Lok Sabha
1981 Formation of Udupi Rathabeedi Geleyar Samskrutika Sangha, with K S Kedelaya as secretary & Dr. N Murari Ballal as President
1983 Udupi Janapada Rangakale Adyanana Kedra was started
1985 " Karkala Ondu Adyana" was published by Bhuvanendra College, Karkala
1985 Sri Oscar Fernandes Appointed as Secretary to All India Congress Party
1986 Vasaraya Ballas - Bhandaya gets Kendra Sahitya Academy Award
Nitte Engineering College (NMAMIT) Started
1988 - 1997 "Tulu Nigantu" (6 Volumes) Published (Editor - Dr U P Upadhaya, Publisher - Rastrakavi Samshodhana Kedra, Udupi)
1992 "Kasturi" Editor P.V. Acharya gets Goyanka Award
1922-1994 Shri Veerappa Moily becomes Chief Minister of Karnataka
1993 Mahe University Started at Manipal
1996 Dance Recitation - " Vishwaroopadarshana" -by Udupi artist & directed by Udayavara Madhavachar staged at Ratstrapathi Bhavan, Delhi. 
1997 Formation of Udupi District
1998 Sri I M Jayaram Shetty elected to Lok Sabha
1998 Writer Videhi awarded with Atimabbe Award & Yakshagana Artist Hiriadka Gopal Rao Conferred with Janapadashri Award
1999 Shri Vinay Kumar Sorake elected to Lokhasabha
2000 " Dakshina Kannada Da Devalayagalu" was published from Ambalpady Sri Janardhana Mahakali Temple.( Editors: Prof. Muralidhar Upadyaya Hiriyadka & P N Narshimha Moorty)
2000 " Dakshina Kannada Hakkigalu" Published. Editors: Dr. Prabhakar Achar & K Geetha Nayak
2002 Udupi's First Jilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana Held under the Presidentship of Vidyavashpathi Bannaje Govindachar.
2002 Udupis Second Jilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Kundapura. Shri Suryanarayana Chadaga was the President 
2002 Banjee Govindacharyas " Ave Mannina Atada Bhandi" gets Academy Award
2003 Udupi Zilla utsava Celebrated.
2003 'Flora of Udupi' published by Dr. K Gopalkrishna Bhat, Poornaprajana College Udupi

Source: Udupi District Office