The word “Matthuga” was a name of a village in Sagar Taluk. M.S.Narahari is originally from that village. All his forefathers have lived there. Hence their family is called “Matthuga family”.
Originally the village was called "Mutthuga" which is the name of a plant. (Botonical name:-Butea Monosperma, English meaning:- Flame of the Forest ). The village , at that time, must have been full of Mutthuga trees. Mutthuga trees have both medicinal and spiritual values. It is used in many Ayurvedic preparations. It's leaves are used in many Hindu religious pujas and "Homas". It is very useful as a wood also.
The name “Mutthuga”, became “Matthuga” in the words of villagers during the course of time.
The village Matthuga has submerged in the back waters of Sharavathi when Linganamakki Dam was built.
In memory of that sweet village, his new farm at Talavata, which was purchased in the year 1995, was named after that village.