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Category Archives: Karnataka

सुनो नंदी!

दक्षिण में पाँव पाँव पर प्रभु अपने साकार रूप में विराजमान है. कहीं भी निकल पड़िए, श्लोक उच्चारण, मंदिर की घंटी, नाद के स्वर, हाथों में पूजन सामग्री और मुख पर प्रभु-दर्शन का भाव लिए आपको श्रद्धालु निरंतर दिखाई देंगे। प्रसिद्ध मंदिरों की तो बात ही क्या करनी, यहाँ-वहाँ बने छोटे छोटे मंदिर भी आपको भाव में डुबोने में सक्षम हैं. ऐसा ही एक मंदिर है भोग-नन्दीश्वर, बंगलोर के निकट ही, नंदी हिल्स नाम से प्रसिद्ध पहाड़ी की तलहटी में. […]

Aero India 2017 : A Photo Story

It is 7:00, and we’re in a cab, headed to the Airport! Or, Railway Station? Nope, we are going to the Aero India Show, the second largest air show in the world. At the Air Display Viewing Arena, the crowd is all lined up and excited. I roam around the field to find a good photographing spot. As soon as a fighter aircraft takes off, the loud noise silences everyone and makes its presence felt. The afterburners would make the […]

The Ancient temple of Someshwar Mahadev in Ulsoor

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ulsoor Heritage Walk

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ulsoor Heritage WalkThe parichay heritage walks organized by INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) in Bengaluru sells like hot cake. Most of the times even before I get an opportunity to read the mails sent by them, I see another mail in my inbox informing of registration being closed. Also, Jaishree was complaining for long that her shift to the IT city has curbed her freedom, thanks […]

Chandragiri Hill and the spread of Jainism in South India

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola Quest

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola QuestChandragiri Hills at Shravanabelagola is associated with the revival of Jainism in South India. This place was known to the Jain devotees as early as third century BC. It was a popular destination for doing santhara, an arduous tapasaya done mainly by ill and aged devotees giving up food, water and all pleasures of life, accomplishing a desire-less death. It is believed that hundred and six such deaths happened […]

Lofty Shravanabelagola

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola Quest

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola QuestShravanabelagola is a small town, with a population of less than five thousand people, in Hassan District of Karnataka. It is situated around one hundred and fifty-eight kilometer from Bangalore and is around eighty-two kilometer from Mysore. It is sandwiched between two rocky hills – Chandragiri (around 3000 feet) and Vindhyagiri (around 3250 feet). The monolith of Bahubali is on top of the higher hill – Vindhyagiri, however the […]

Bahubali – the Ego buster

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola Quest

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Shravanabelagola QuestAccording to the Jain legends, Bahubali’s leaving the arena, even after almost winning the duel, cleanses Bharat’s heart. When Bahubali attains Kevalgyan, Bharat becomes his devotee; he installs a golden statue on the exact spot in the jungles of Paudanpura where Bahubali performed austerities. It is a remarkable colossus of 525 bow-length (a bow length equals three feet and four inches). The colossus stands in a thick jungle inhabited […]