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The year was 1555.Portuguese colonial power was at its peak in the 1500’s.They destroyed Zamorins of Calicut.Defeated the Sultan of Bijapur.Took away Daman from the Sultan of Gujarat, Established a colony in Mylapore, Captured Bombay
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..and made Goa as their headquarters. And while they were at it, pretty much unchallenged, they even ruined the ancient Kapaleeswarar Temple to build a Church over it.
Their next target, the super profitable port of Mangalore.
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Their only bad luck, just 14 kms south of Mangalore was the small settlement of Ullal - ruled then by a feisty 30 year old woman - RANI ABBAKKA CHOWTA.
Initially, they took her lightly and sent a few boats and soldiers to capture
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