August 09, 2020, 11:32 AM IST
There was a wealthy landlord family of Mirashi. The family consisted of two brothers and a sister.
The sister fell in love with one of the loyal servants and one day she proposed him.
Being a loyal servant, he rejected her proposal, saying he is just a servant.
Considering this as an insult, she complained the younger brother that the servant is not of good character.
Raged with anger her younger brother chopped off the servants head, even before he could say something.
The legend says that the chopped head travelled on its own to the owner's place to prove its innocence and collapsed.
Later head cursed the entire family.
Faced with the guilt the family organised a yearly fair in his memory.
Currently, two temples are built. One where the body fell off and the other is where the head went to explain the master.
The servant's name was Dandelappa and the famous town of Dandeli was named after him.
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