Chenna Kesava Temple Belur

Chennakesava Temple at Belur

Our next stop on our four day trip around Bangalore after visiting Sravanabelagola and Halebidu or Dwarasumadra was at the Chennakesava temple at Belur. Chenna means handsome and Kesava means Vishnu. The temple thus, was built as the temple of Handsome Vishnu. The Chennakesava temple was built by King Vishnuvardhana in …

Hoysaleswara temple, Halebidu

Hoysaleswara Temple Halebidu

After visiting the Sravanabelagola Jain temple, we went to our next stop on the itinerary – the Hoysaleswara temple at Halebidu. We reached the temples complex on a road through beautiful green fields, lakes with coconut trees hanging by its sides and dirt roads that ensured we went slow enough …

Beautiful skies at Sravanabelagola Jain Temple

Sravanabelagola Jain temple

One of my earliest memories of Sravanabelagola was of a huge – almost impossibly high idol. I also remember watching the Mahamashtakabhisheka …

Waterfall at Cherrapunjee

Shillong

The city was very chilly – even in October. It sent shivers through my bones even though it wasn’t snowing. I couldn’t …

Clock Tower Tbilisi

Tbilisi’s puppet theater

Rezo Gabriadze, the gregarious puppeteer has built Tbilisi’s puppet theater at Shavteli street. Built painstakingly over the years from a lone building, …