As this date is 2 BC I searched for earlier connections with Sanatana Dharama.
References are found in the Tamil Classics on this and in Legends.
Tamil Purananuru, says the people of Karnataka were from the Yadavas of Dwaraka.
Now there are references in the Puranas of seven Dwarakas.
This reference about Kannadigas probably refers to the second Dwaraka, when the tribes left for the middle east and elsewhere because of Flood.
In Karnataka, Tipu Sultan is held in veneration for his religious tolerance ,his donations to Hindu Temples and honorable treatment of Hindus.
He is held in high esteem,hos Fort,Summer Palace in Bangalore ,the place where he was imprisoned are maintained by the Archaeological Department of India..
In a letter (December 14, 1788), he said to his army commander in Calicut: “You should capture and kill all Hindus. Those below 20 years may be kept in prison and 5,000 from the rest should be killed hanging from treetops”. Writing on January 19, 1790, to Badroos Saman Khan, he said: “I have achieved a great victory recently in Malabar and over four lakh Hindus were converted to Islam. I am now determined to march against the cursed Raman Nair.” Tipu issued orders in different parts of Malabar: “All means, truth or falsehood, fraud or force, should be employed to effect their (Hindu) universal conversion to Islam” (Historical Sketches of the South of India in an attempt to trace the History of Mysore, Mark Wilks Vol II, page 120).