Welcome to the world of Sandalwood, sculpture, silk and sea…..Karnataka One state……………….many worlds
The KSTDC trip to North Karnataka was a revelation, firstly it allowed us to getaway From Bangalore amidst cyclonic weather & secondly because of amazing co-passengers who made the 5 day trip thoroughly enjoyable.
Any successful trip should definitely have the blessings of Lord Ganesh according to Indian tradition….so all the passengers are keenly listening to the history dished out By the guide Ravi. This monument is known as Doddakalu Ganesh, which was difficult to be photographed during my earlier trip, due non availability of sunlight, see how bright It is even during winter, the sky opened up for us to shoot lovely pics on Sony W series
The detailing on the pillars on this monument is so amazing, that it can be called as the Culmination or zenith of artisans unparalled anywhere in the world. The dexterity & acumen displayed has to be seen to be believed, get out of the freezing climate, come and witness the gift of godly men….of the forgotten empire
This area on the Hemkunta hillock was the centre of activity for the architects, artisans, & the royalty to create multiple edifices to be cherished by future generations….He is Srinivas one of the amazing whizz kid responsible for a lovely trip…
Here is another wizard in photography BALU, trying out various angles at Hampi. He added zest along with Srinivas to the entire group while travelling
It was a mind-blowing or awesome experience to match your dress to suit the Monuments, please remember prime rulers of Vijayanagar empire Krishnadevaraya Was from Tuluva dynasty………wherein I hail from viz South Kanara
Virupakasha temple can be shot in 360 degrees and you will still end up with a great pic All the time, on this premise pooja is performed even today to keep the diety happy So that all the people return safely and spread the word of mouth…….to welcome Others to witness the extravaganza dished out by the Vijayanagar empire .
I found this monument to be of classic example of simplicity providing grand vision of The architect using nature and space….. For enhancing the beauty of landscape.
This monument has been cleared of the tourists staying put and creating ugly scene In terms of drying clothes and staying overnight etc…..It was a surprise development… The world heritage team is doing a wonder work to preserve the heritage……
Cobra’s was worshipped as protector from enemies…….the royalty took care to provide A special place for even a poisonous snake.
One of the guides explains 3 hooded or headed bull with a single body and its Significance. This picture when shot individually does not seem impressive…..
The pinhole effect of the Virupaksha tower is featured on this wall panel, It is difficult to Capture this magnificent technology on camera…….every body is giving a trial to get The best shot….of the technology displayed by ancient architects.
This relic captures the quintessence of the golden era of Hindu era
Tribal displaying the skills of the present day artisan @ hampi bazaar…..earlier days The world’s best diamonds were traded here.
Ugra-Narashima was the family deity of the Vijaynagar kings which has been Salvaged Or spared the widespread vandalism……
Poor women’s phallus dedication……known as Badavi Linga.