A long awaited visit to Gyaraspur finally materialised in 2021!
Did you visit the Taran Tarn Sahib when you were in Amritsar? Most likely, it slipped under your radar. I have it covered. Read on…
So, you have forgotten the number of times you have visited Bangalore. And yet…and yet you have not visited this place? Travesty!
One question. Have you been to Gadag?
Basic question-Why would I want to write about Belur and Halebid group of temples?But people do write about Taj Mahal, right? In these wide world of ours, there are people who have not seen the Taj. Hence to those who have not yet seen the wonders of Belur and Halebid, here is to you.
There was a hush in the forest. The forest guard bent low and pointed at the whiskers of a tiger cub and quietly exclaimed “ there…a cub!” Ankush, Dinesh, my wife Srividhya and I directed our gaze eagerly to fill our retina with the image of the tiger. Then we heard a loud crunch! Krishna, my son, was munching on a big packet of chips. I was horrified and admonished him for bringing a chips packet to the forest. His reasoning was simple. “ You are so worried about the tiger. What about me? I am hungry and can’t control anymore!” Has anyone won an argument with an eight-year-old?
Join Sridhar as he steps out of the inner chambers of Lepakshi temple and starts exploring the outer perimeters of the temple. You will begin to plan a visit to Lepakshi sooner than you imagined.
Influence of the Vijayanagar empire spread far and wide during the intervening years of 1300 to 1650 AD. For 300 years, the empire grew from strength to strength and during its zenith, their reign extended from the Bengal to Kerala. The magnificent murals of Lepakshi stands now a forlorn witness to the glorious heights the Vijayanagar empire achieved in the field of art and architecture.
A temple in a circular form piqued Sridhar’s curiosity quotient. Join Sridhar as he steps inside a temple where secret rituals were performed in bygone times. Maybe today also.