Thursday, April 30, 2015

Random Shots in God's Own Country

Om the way to Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Shooing away the Predators

Paddy fields

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Someshwara temple_Kolar

This fourteenth century Someshwara temple is the contribution of the Vijaynagar kings to Kolar, and is typical to  Vijaynagar. A huge  complex, it also has  a smaller temple dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Beautifully crafted Pillars in the mandap reminds of the temples at Hampi.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kolaramma Temple_Kolar

Back from Bloggers Block with Kolar

Kolar, otherwise known for the gold fields has rich history, have been  ruled by the Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar kings. The area consists of many beautiful temples, One among them is the Kolaramma temple dedicated to Goddess Durga

A Friday ritual with women lighting lamps made out of inverted squeezed lime rind

Cholan inscription dated to the reign of Rajendra Chola (1012-1045 AD)