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Uttara in Hindu mythology is the name of the son of King Virata who went into battle with Arjuna, in disguise, as his charioteer. The term Hindu mythology refers collectively to a large body of Indian literature (essentially, the mythology of Hinduism) that detail the lives and times of legendary personalities, deities and divine incarnations on earth interspersed with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... In Hindu mythology, Virata is the king in whose court the Pandavas spent a year in concealment during their exile. ... In Hindu mythology, Arjuna is one of the heroes of the epic Mahabharata. ...

Uttarā (note the long "a") is also the name of a daughter of King Virata who married Abhimanyu. She was widowed at an extremely young age. Her son Parikshita, born posthumously, was the sole surviving dynast of the Kuru clan, and inherited the kingdom of his forebears. In the epic Mahabharata, Abhimanyu is the son of Arjuna and Subhadra. ...

Uttara is also a suburb north of Dhaka, Bangladesh One of the Many modern buildings that came up in Dhaka recent years. ...

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Uttara Kannada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (731 words)
Uttara Kannada is a district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
The people of Uttara Kannada are primarily Dravidian in origin.
Uttara Kannada was part of the Maratha empire from the eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, and was ceded to the British at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818.
Sacred Groves and Sacred Trees of Uttara Kannada (7452 words)
Uttara Kannada, where the authors have been engaged in ecological studies for more than one decade, was chosen for a case study of the sacred groves and sacred trees.
The takeover by the state of the forests of the west coast and the Western Ghats, beginning with the British period early in the 19th century, was a major intervention in the traditional resource management systems of the region with ravaging consequences for the landscape.
Siddapur is located towards the south-east of Uttara Kannada, to the south of Sirsi taluk; towards the east and south it is bounded by Shimoga district of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore, and towards its west are Kumta and Honavar taluks.
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