The full moon day in the bright fortnight of the month of Vaishakh Shak 1258 i.e. 28 th April 1336 was the day when Vijayanagar Empire was founded. The two brothers Harihar and Bukka laid the foundation of the empire under the guidance of Vidyaranyaswami.
Dhanushyakodi is a place of pilgrimage of Hindus located in the south-eastern tip of Bharat. It is the origin of the sacred Ramsetu (Bridge of Shrirama). In the past five decades this Hindu place of pilgrimage has been reduced to a devastated town.
The paper mache Ganesh idol is not only spiritually detrimental, its use also is harmful, has been proven by P.I.P. and U.T.S. experiments. Research also proves that such idols are deleterious to the environment.
This self-materialised Ganapati has manifested from the cliff of a mountain in the Ranathambhor forest which is located at 2000 feet above sea level. Only the face and a part of the trunk of Shri Ganesh is seen arising from the mountain