See also:cataract on the Sharavati
See also:river in the
See also:district of Bombay . The falls are considered the finest in India . The river descends in four
See also:separate cascades called the
See also:Raja or Horseshoe, the Roarer, the
See also:Rocket and the
See also:Blanche . The cliff over which the river plunges is 83o ft. high, and the
See also:pool at the
See also:base of the Raja Fall is 132 ft. deep . The falls are reached by
See also:boat from Honavar, or by road from
See also:village, 18 m. distant . Near the village are extensive ruins (the finest of which is a cruciform
See also:temple) of Nagarbastikere, the capital of the Jain chiefs of Gersoppa . Their
See also:family was established in power in 1409 by the Vijayanagar
See also:kings, but subsequently became practically
See also:independent . The chieftaincy was several times held by
See also:women, and on the
See also:death of the last
See also:queen (1608) it collapsed, having been attacked by the chief of Bednur . Among the Portuguese the district was celebrated for its pepper, and they called its queen "
See also:Regina da pimenta " (queen of pepper) .
GERSONIDES, or BEN GERSON (GERSHON), LEVI
FRIEDRICH GERSTACKER (1816-1872)
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