Once Institution to several basadis with exclusive architecture, hundreds of inscriptions, groups of temples & structure, owing to it's vast unexplored heritage & ruins, Gerusoppa is called 'Harappa of the Jains' @LostTemple7 #Jainism#Karnataka
Historical references states there were108 #Jain Basadis & now only five remaining.
Chaturmukha #basadi that exists even now is testimony to the art & architecture of ancient times has stood tall being d lone sentinel of the Rani Chennabhaira Devi’s forgotten empire. #Gerusoppa
Sep 11, 2020 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
The Jewels of Hoysaleshwara temple, Halebidu. ಹೊಯ್ಸಳೇಶ್ವರ
Intericate carvings on walls depicting legends from the epics Ramayana & Mahabharata the glorious history of Bharata.
Finest of 12th CE. Hindu Sculptural #heritage
Rare Sculptures at Hoysaleshwara temple:
- Garuda fights the Nagas
-Sukracharya warning Mahabali not to grant the boon
-Arjuna Krishna hanuman banner Kurukshetra
- Very ornamental Chamunda
Sep 8, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Amazing Vedic architecture
Bhoga Nandeeshwara -- The 9th century temple in #Bengaluru preserves legacies of five dynasties,
is a rare gesture of mutual respect.
The shrines of the temple indicate the different stages of Lord Shiva’s life. #Karnataka#temples @BharatTemples_
Arunachaleshwara depicting Shiva’s childhood built by Gangas of Talakad.
Bhoga Nandeeshwara Shiva in his youth by the Cholas Uma-Maheshwara shrine with ornate pillars, reliefs depicting Hindu gods- typical Hoysala architecture.
Beautiful kalyani during the Vijayanagara kings.
Aug 26, 2020 • 10 tweets • 11 min read
The Glory of Great #Chalukyas
(6 -12th CE.)
Immadi Pulikeshi (ಇಮ್ಮಡಿ ಪುಲಿಕೇಶಿ) of Badami (Vatapi) The most celebrated Chalukya Emperor in d history of #Karnataka for his military enterprises and patronage of arts & culture, who ruled large parts Bharata from Kaveri to Narmada
The Bhutanatha temple Caves carved in monolithic stone, situated in Agasthya Tirtha at Badami capital of #Chalukyas is d earliest temple structure.
'Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal' in the Malaprabha river valley, considered a cradle of architectural model for later Hindu temples.
Aug 23, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Keladi Chennamma - The Queen Who Challenged Aurangzeb l
ಕೆಳದಿ ರಾಣಿ ಚೆನ್ನಮ್ಮ
Rani Chennamma efficiently ruled d kingdom of Keladi, #Karnataka for 25 yrs (1671-1696)
She gave shelter to Shivaji’s son Rajaram & Fought bravely against Mughals.
Gandaberunda carving at Keladi temple.
During her rule, fought several battles to victory, defeated Sultan of Bijapu, fought bravely against Aurangzeb’s forces.
Mastered music, literature She established a colony & facilitated settlement of scholars frm states to spread knowledge of ancient wisdom in #Keladi kingdom
Aug 17, 2020 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
Melukote Cheluvanarayana Swamy, worshiped by the great Sri Ramanujacharya also known as Thirunarayanapura built on rocky hills Yadugiri overlooking Cauvery valley #Mysuru
The temple has a no of beautifully carved pillars is praised as Badarinath of South India. @BharatTemples_
ಚೆಲುವ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ
ನಾಲ್ಕು ಯುಗ ದಿಂದ ಪೂಜಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ರಾಮ ಪ್ರಿಯ ವಿಗ್ರಹ ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆಲುವ ರಾಯ. #ಮಂಡ್ಯ#ಮೈಸೂರು
The lncredible Hoysala Empire Emblem ~ 1026 - 1343 AD
#Hoysalas ruled southern #Karnataka over three centuries gave rulers like Vishnuvardhana & Ballala III who freed large tracks of Kannada territories frm TN also offered stiff resistance against
ದಂತಕತೆ: ಸುದತ್ತಚಾರ್ಯನ ವಾಸಂತಿಕಾ ಮಂದಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಲಿ ಹೊಡೆಯಲು ತನ್ನ ಶಿಷ್ಯ ಸಳನಿಗೆ "ಹೊಯ್ ಸಳ" ಎಂದು ಆಜ್ನಾಪಿಸಿದನು.
ಇತಿಹಾಸ :ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನನು ತಲಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಚೋಳರನ್ನು ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ ಸಾಧನೆ, ಹೋಯ್ಸಳರನ್ನು ಸಾಮಂತ ಪದವಿಯಿಂದ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಕಟ್ತುವ ವರೆಗೆ ಕೊಂಡೋಯ್ದಿತು.
ಪೋಯ್ - ಚೋಳ" ಚೋಳರನ್ನು ಓಡಿಸಿದವ #ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡಿನ ಹೆಮ್ಮೆ
Aug 9, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Shrunga Giri Sri Shanmukha temple
ಶೃಂಗಗಿರಿ, RR Nagar #Bengaluru
Amazing architectural exteriors! The divine sculpture has six faces, three faces visible from d entrance
if you move around and glance in a square peep hole (with twisted angle)you could see d other three faces.
Pc: Incredible Karnataka
Jul 30, 2020 • 8 tweets • 8 min read
Acoustic Marvel of Ancient India.
Sri Meenakshi Amman temple, Madurai I TamilNadu
Bulilt in 6th Century C.E.
The beauty and architecture is truly beyond human comprehension.
Inside the Garbhagriha of Temple, sound levels don't go above 40 decibels, equals Library ambience !
The Hall of Thousand Pillars - 'Aayiram Kaal Mandapam' largest hall in the #Temple is a wonderful piece of #architecture built out of a single rock there's absolutely "Zero Echo"
There are many ancient paintings and huge statues of Nataraja & Sivakami in the centre of the hall.
Jul 29, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ವಿನಾಯಕ Maha Ganapati Temple
The sculpture of Dwibhuja Ganesha,
oldest statue dating back 1500 yrs.
with two hands in standing posture, holding a lotus in one hand & his favourite modaka in another is the star of 'Idagunji' Ganesh coast
Honnavar, karnataka, ಉ.#ಕನ್ನಡ
ಸುಮಾರು ೧೫೦೦ ವರ್ಷ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ #ಉತ್ತರಕನ್ನಡ#ಹೊನ್ನಾವರ ತಾ. #ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ,#ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಕಡಲ ತೀರದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ (ಗೋಕರ್ಣ, ಹಟ್ಟಿ ಅಂಗಡಿ, ಗುಡ್ಡಟು ಆನೆಗುಡ್ಡೆ, ಶರವು, ಸೌತಡ್ಕ ) ಗಣಪತಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಮುಖ.
ಮಹೋತಭಾರ ಶ್ರೀ ವಿನಾಯಕ ದೇವರು - ದ್ವಿಭಜಾ ಭಂಗಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಂತಿರುವ,ಎರಡು ಕೈ ಎರಡು ದಂತಗಳಿರುವ ಅಪರೂಪ ಮೂರ್ತಿ.
Jul 28, 2020 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
Vani Vilasa Sagara Dam - Beautiful reservior & an Engineering marvel of 19th C.E (1897-1907) resembles Indian map.
Built across Vedavathi river, one of oldest dam in Karnataka by Maharaja of #Mysuru Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. ನಾಲ್ವಡಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರು ✨
ವಾಣಿ ವಿಲಾಸ ಸಾಗರದ ಮೂಲ ಕಾರಣಾರ್ಥಿ ರಾಣಿ ಕೆಂಪಮ್ಮಣ್ಣಿ
The project was initiated by Queen Maharani Kempa Nanjammani is known for her exemplary social works.
The royals of Mysuru had to pledge royal jewellery due to shortage of money shows the concern & responsibility towards society.
Mystic Mukthi Naga Kshetra in #Bengaluru dedicated to serpent God, is regarded as one of d biggest monolithic Naga Idols in World around 16 feet tall and 56 tons in weight which look humongous in architecture.
Lord Subramanya is the main deity here.
The temple built few yrs back, history dates back to 200 yrs. Legend says Dharmadhikari Sri Subramanya Shastri who felt d divine presence at Kukke started searching for presence of Naga Shrine in Karnataka. Thereafter, he got to
know about the spiritual importance of this place.
Jul 21, 2020 • 16 tweets • 11 min read
One of the most legendary Kings in the history of the South-Asia, The man who established 'Rastrakuta' as major power in Bharat - King Amoghavarsha.
The #Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta (753-982 AD) Gulbarga #Kannada origin of Karnataka.
- Gajantaka Shiva, Ellora
- Interior of Chaitya hall, Ellora
- Ramayana Panel, Ellora
- Rastrakutas Gold & Silver coins.
ಶ್ರೀ ಘಾಟಿ ಸುಬ್ರಮಣ್ಯ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ
Shri Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple I
16th C.E. temple dedicated to Lord Karthikeya is also known as Skanda, found together with Lord Narasimha here. Legends says both idols were emerged from the earth.
ಶ್ರೀ ಕುಕ್ಕೆ ಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯ :
ಕುಮಾರಧಾರ ನದಿ ತಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಿರವಾಗಿ,
ನಾಗಾರಾಧನೆಗೆ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಮಹತ್ವ ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಪುಣ್ಯ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ.
Most devine places where the Nagas are worshipped with Subramanya in #Karnataka, Ghati Subramanya & Kukke Subramanya temple - Lord of all serpents.
Sringeri Sri SharadambaTemple l
ಇವಳೇ ವೀಣಾ ಪಾಣಿ ವಾಣಿ
ತುಂಗಾ ತೀರ ವಿಹಾರಿಣಿ ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ ಪುರ ವಾಸಿನಿ||
Sharadamba : Godess Vidya
Centuries ago a divine visionary, great acharya Adi Sankaracharya
walked d four corners of India to promote d growth of #SanatanaDharma & established 4 sacred institutions. Sringeri peeta is first amng, aracharya gvn his life span of 32 yrs resided here
Jul 15, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
ಗೋಕರ್ಣ #Gokarna :
One of the seven sacred places of salvation in Karnataka, filled with historical stories and legends surrounding Atma Linga, Shathashrunga mountain, Mahabaleshwar temple, Maha Ganapati, Kotiteertha, Ramatheertha temple & much more!
Sanskrit : 'Ears of holy Cow'
Located btwn religiously pious Gangavali & aghanashini, Uttara Kannada, Mahabaleshwar temple first constructed by Mayura Verma of #Kadambas in 4th C.E. Is dedicated to Lord Shiva also known as Dakshin Kashi.
Classic writer Kalidasa mentioned in 'Raghuvamsha'
C: Shankar Narayan
Jul 10, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Kanaka Durga Devi :
Famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga, located on the banks of Krishna River, Indrakeeladri hill.
In Kaalika puraana, Durgaa sapthashati & other vedic literature have described the deity as self-manifested in Triteeya kalpa.
Shakambari festival is celebrated during #ashadha month, goddess Kanaka Durga assumes the form of Shakambhari Banashankari Amma, prayers are offered to the Goddess to bless all agriculture food so that they are plentiful & capable of nourishing the multitude.
Pc: Temples of south
Jul 3, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Rare, Twenty armed Mahishasura mardini carving,
East Gopuram of Chidambaram temple, 11th CE. Cholas.
Adi Parashakti or Shiva Shakti the Mother Goddess in Hinduism has many Attributes and Aspects, each of her aspects expressed, with a different name givng her over 108 names in Hindu regional text.
Sati & 52 Shakti Peethas source of Hindu spirituality across Indian Sub-continent
Jun 27, 2020 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
ದೇವರ ಮನೆ Devaramane : God's Home, well this place justifies the name as visiting here surely gives you, heavenly & devine feeling!!