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Mystery of the Talakad Curse


Nobody knows for sure why Talakad was engulfed by mountains of sand in the cataclysm that took place in the early 1600s, though by far the most captivating explanation is the story of the notorious Talakad Curse, which was said to have been issued by a desperate queen called Alamelamma before throwing herself into the swirling waters of the Cauvery River.  Continue reading Mystery of the Talakad Curse