Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sogal, Murgod and Saundatti

Sogal:
Sogal is almost a isolated place, known for the Somaeshwara temple built by the Rastrakuttas. Legend has it that Shiva married Parvathi at this place. You see a serene water fall and when you climb up the steps adjacent to the water fall you reach the temple.

Murgod:
On the way to Saundatti from Belgaum, a little deviation in the the travel will take us to Murgod, a quaint little village, sleepy and the sort a city bred with a penchant for rural life would love to spend. One can do so at this Chidambar Ashram which is the samadi of a 16th century saint.

The Asharam


A grand two storey building in the village


Saundatti:
Saundatti - known for the devadasi cult prevailing hitherto is a famous temple town. The presiding Deity being Renuka Yellama. The surroundings rocky hills of the temple give a sonorous glow in the twilight of the day.

View of Temple in the Twilight

7 comments:

AMIT said...

U have posted very nice pics.I have heard about Someshwara temple.

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Anonymous said...

sogal falls nice photo. any photos of kengeri

shridhar said...

MURGOD NATIVE PLACE OF HUKEERI BALAPPA.

ALSO SHANTAKAVI BALACHARYA SAKRI NATIVE PLACE WHO HAS WRITTEN RAKSISU KARNATAKA DEVI

dumdi said...

one thing is missing about famous shri mahant ajja of murgod.

sumana said...

hi,
its a pleasure to watch any and every picture of Karnataka, therefore i love and will love to look at ur pictures
keep up ur good work
also since u've travelled till Ganagapur, why didnt u cover Marathur in chitapur taluk of Gulbarga its a very badly kept village but its the birth place of Sri Vignaneshwara who has contributed to classic Kannada literature, also theres a lovely "wade" with good ppl.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Thanks Sumana, I did not know aboyt this place and I am yet to explore gubarga dist in full, there are many a buddist locations and aslo I would love to see if Malkhed has any remains of Rastrakuttas

Gururaj P Yarazarvi said...

I born & brought up in Muragod, unfortunately I am not leaving there, still I missing lot of my childhood memories like kannad saali, high schoolu, kengeri, murugod matha, nagara bhavi , siddana gavi, jambulingana gudi, bevina katti, library,ETC… and also my classmates like murugod basya, ishappa,kubasya, badagi mantaya, nandeppa, sakkri papanna, and lot more friends