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Talakad ~ temples buried under sand

Posted by Syam on June 10, 2017 in Architecture, Historical, Photo stories | 8 Comments

Talakad (Talkad, Talakadu) knows as Dalavanapura and Gajaranya in sanskrit, was the capital of the Gangas, who ruled present Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Bangalore and Kolar districts from the fourth to tenth centuary A.D. The Gangas were succeeded by the imperial Cholas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara and the Mysore Wodeyars. It’s unbelievable that the historic site, Talakad once […]

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Abode of digambaras ~ infront of Bahubali

Posted by Syam on June 4, 2017 in Architecture, Photo stories, Sculpture | 8 Comments

It was amazing to stand infront of the 57-feet tall magnificient monolithic statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Shravanbelagola. Gommateswara statue is considered as world’s largest monolithic stone statue. Every twelve years, thousands of devotees gather here to perform the Mahamastakabhisheka, a spectacular ceremony in which the statue is covered with milk, curds, ghee, saffron and […]

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