Who was Veera Rani Abbakka?

Ullal Veera Rani Abbakka Utsava committee recently decided to present “Veera Rani Abbakka award” during Veera Rani Abbakka festival in December 2021.

Highlights

  • The award will be presented to a female achiever on December 21, 2021.
  • The award and prizes comprise of cash and award panels.
  • December 21 also marks the silver jubilee of Veera Rani Abbakka Utsava.
  • The utsava will be celebrated on December 21, in the premises Ullal City Municipality.

Who will be awarded?

Veerarani Abbakka award will be given to the lady who has made substantial achievement in research and culture. Committee would also take mother,and, language and tradition into consideration for presenting the award. Award will be presented to a lady with Tulu background who has made substantial achievement in sports, arts, social service and other such sectors.

Rani Abbakka Chowta

Rani Abbaka Chowta was the first Tuluva Queen of Ullal. She fought the Portuguese in latter half of the 16th century. The queen belonged to the Chowta dynasty, who ruled over parts of coastal Karnataka (Tulu Nadu). Capital of the dynasty was Puttige. The port town of Ullal was their subsidiary capital. Ullal was strategically placed because of which, The Portuguese made several attempts to capture it. But the queen repulsed their attacks for over four decades. She came to be known as Abhaya Rani, because of her bravery.

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