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Kenchamma Hill

According to village lore, the Kenchamma Hill near Kanthapura is red because the goddess Kenchamma fought off an evil demon there, and the blood from the battle soaked the hill. Kenchamma Hill offers Kanthapura’s residents…

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The River Himavathy

The Himavathy runs through the Western Ghats, nourishing its valley and the people of Kanthapura. At the beginning of the book, Achakka explains that Himavathy has its own river goddess, who is a daughter of…

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