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23 Sep
Jain Temples in #Gerusoppa :

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Historical references states there were108 #Jain Basadis & now only five remaining.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.
Famous center of trade & commerce #Gerusoppa ruled by Saluva kingdom the Powerful intelligent Queen Rani Chenna Bhairadevi (1554-1603) knownas 'Pepper Queen'.
Her empire included Uttara-Dakshina Kannada, Goa, Malabar region & had 37 seaports efficiently crushed Portuguese twice!
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11 Sep
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

#Karnataka #Hoysalas
@BharatTemples_ @LostTemple7
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
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಪರಂಪರೆಯ ಪ್ರತೀಕವಾಗಿರುವ ಈ ದೇವಾಲಯ ಹೊಯ್ಸಳ ದೊರೆಗಳ ಕಲಾಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಕೆಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಕಲೋಪಾಸನೆಗೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿಯಾಗಿವೆ.
ಸುಂದರವಾದ vದೇವತೆಗಳ ಕೆತ್ತನೆ, ನಂದಿಯ ಮಹಾಭಾರತ, ರಾಮಾಯಣ, ಶೈವಪುರಾಣ, ಸಮುದ್ರ ಮಂಥನದ ಆನೆ, ಶಿಲಾಬಾಲಿಕೆ ದಶಾವತಾರ, ಪಾರಿಜಾತಾಪಹರಣ, ಇಂದ್ರಸಭೆಯ ಅದ್ಬುತ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಕಣ್ಣೆದುರು ತಂದು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತವೆ.
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8 Sep
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
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.
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26 Aug
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.
Architectural feats of Aihole, #Badami temples at #Bagalkot
features the Cave style & Dravidan style combination.

This was d beginning of a glorious reign, Chalukyas Pulakeshi ll defeated everyone in d Deccan & rest of south. Pallavas, Gangas, Alupas, Latas, Gurjaras, Malawas &
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23 Aug
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. ImageImageImage
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 ImageImageImage
ಕೆಳದಿ ರಾಣಿ ಚನ್ನಮ್ಮ ಕ್ರಿ.ಶ(೧೬೭೨-೧೬೯೭) ಕೆಳದಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಆಳಿದ ವೀರ ಮಹಿಳೆ.
ಶಿವಾಜಿಯ ಮಗ ರಾಜರಾಮನಿಗೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಆಶ್ರಯದ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಯುದ್ಧಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ ಔರಂಗಜೇಬನ ಸೈನ್ಯವನ್ನು ಸೋಲಿಸಿದ್ದು ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಮಹತ್ತ್ವ ಇತಿಹಾಸ
ತನ್ನ ಸ್ಥಿರ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪ, ದೂರದೃಷ್ಟಿ , ಕಲಿತನಗಳಿಂದ ಇಕ್ಕೇರಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ವಿಪತ್ತಿನಿಂದ ಕಾಪಾಡಿದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ ರಾಣಿ. ImageImage
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17 Aug
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_ ImageImageImage
ಚೆಲುವ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ
ನಾಲ್ಕು ಯುಗ ದಿಂದ ಪೂಜಿಸಲ್ಪಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ರಾಮ ಪ್ರಿಯ ವಿಗ್ರಹ ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆಲುವ ರಾಯ.
#ಮಂಡ್ಯ #ಮೈಸೂರು

Melkote Cheluvanarayana Temple.
The intricate lattice work on the Ornately carved Pillar is awesome.
#Karnataka #temples
@AlpaChauhan_ @punarutthana
@KannadaNaduu ImageImageImageImage
Melukote is one of d holy sacred pilgrimages is home to Academy of Sanskrit Research, which's collected thousands of #Vedic #Sanskrit manuscripts.

Cheluvanaraya Swamy idol- Dakshina Badri, established by Sri Ramanujacharya as Legends Lord Krishna, Balarama've worshipped PC: Wiki ImageImage
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16 Aug
ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರ ಲಾಂಛನ 🦁

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
Invaders. ImageImage
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 ImageImage
Vishnuvardhana, described as ‘Maker of Hoysala kingdod' the most illustrious rulers establish the #Hoysalas as a separate independent dynasty. He laid foundation of d Hoysala kingdom #Karnataka both politically and culturally.
#ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರು @KannadaNaduu
Sorce: ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರ ಬೆನ್ನೇರಿ
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9 Aug
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. ImageImageImage
Pc: Incredible Karnataka
Cc- @BharatTemples_
The unique Temple is situated on a hillock 240′ is based on Star concept
The Crystal Dome above Gopura embedded with 2500 crystls
Sun Light falls, is converted into a beautiful “Rainbow” in d evening. Each crystal disseminating 16 colour lights, forming 138 pattern. #Shrungagiri Image
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30 Jul
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 ! ImageImageImage
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. Image
The sculpted pillars are adorned with the exquisite murals that celebrate the ethereal beauty of princess Meenakshi and her wedding with Lord Shiva.
At the Sundareswara temple,There'r 985 richly carved pillars and each one surpasses the other in beauty. ImageImageImage
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29 Jul
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 ImageImage
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. ImageImageImage
The Story of  Shree Vinayaka Devaru
Source: Wiki, pc: Lathika bhatt
Cc- @BharatTemples_ @punarutthana ImageImageImage
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28 Jul
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 ✨

#ಮಾರಿಕಣಿವೆ #Chitradurga ImageImageImage
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. ImageImage
Pc: Spoorthi G, dr_raju
Source: Wiki,
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25 Jul
Happy #NagaPanchami 🙏🌸

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. Image
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. Image
ನಾಗರ ಪಂಚಮಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು! 🐍🙏
#ನಾಗರಪಂಚಮಿ #nagarapanchami
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21 Jul
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.

#ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕೂಟರು #ಕರುನಾಡು_ಕನ್ನಡ
#ಕರ್ಣಾಟಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯ #ಅಮೋಘವರ್ಷ #ನೃಪತುಂಗ #ಕನ್ನಡ
Rastrakutas contributions to art and architecture are reflected in the most extensive & splendid work at rock-cut cave temples, Ellora Kailashanath temple, an architectural consummation of the monolithic rock-cut temples are real wonders of the world.
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21 Jul
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.

#Doddaballapura #Bengaluru #Karnataka ImageImageImageImage
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.
ದಕ್ಷಿಣ.#ಕನ್ನಡ ImageImageImage
There's another famous Lord Karthikeya Temple at ನಾಗಲಮಡಿಕೆ
Nagalamadike, #Pavagada Taluk,
Karnataka AP border.

According to legends,
Kukke Shree in Dakshina Kannada, called as 'Adi Subramanyam', Sri Ghati as ‘Madhya Subramanya’ and Nagalamadike Kshetra the ‘Antya Subramanya’ Image
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20 Jul
Most Famous Temples of Lord Shiva in #Karnataka
Mahabaleshwar #Gokarna Murdeshwar #Bhatkal ಉ.#ಕನ್ನಡ
Manjunatha Swamy #Dharmasthala
Srikanteshwara #Nanjangud
Kotilingeshwara #Kolar
Mahadeva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism.

Har Har Mahadev I ಹರ ಹರ ಮಹಾದೇವ I 🙏 ImageImageImageImage
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16 Jul
Sringeri Sri SharadambaTemple l
ಇವಳೇ ವೀಣಾ ಪಾಣಿ ವಾಣಿ
ತುಂಗಾ ತೀರ ವಿಹಾರಿಣಿ ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ ಪುರ ವಾಸಿನಿ||

#sringeri #chikmagalur #Karnataka ImageImageImage
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
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15 Jul
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' ImageImageImageImage
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 ImageImageImage
Beautiful view of an ancient Shree Rama temple on the shores of #Gokarna

The temple is built on the hill which separates Gokarna beach from #Kudle beach.

There are two natural spring outlets: fresh, sweet water flowing from the hill made this place more special.
#JaiSiyaRam Image
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10 Jul
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.

#Vijayawada #AndhraPradesh ImageImage
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
Shree Kanaka Durga Temple:
During Mahaa Aarathi observe the facial expression of the holy deity, keeps on changing according to the light of Aarathi 'Soumya, Rudra, Hasmukha, Krodha'..Adbhuth🙏

@LostTemple7 @KashmiriPandit7
@BharatTemples_ @InfoVedic
#Vijayawada #AndhraPradesh
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3 Jul
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
Mahishasuramardini sculpture from
Airavateswaram temple in Darasuram, Kumbakonam is one of the three masterpiece temples constructed by Chola Kings.
Tanjore Big Temple, Gangai konda Cholapuram Chozheeswar and Darasuram temples rank in the same classical level.
Pc: @artist_rama
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27 Jun
ದೇವರ ಮನೆ Devaramane : God's Home, well this place justifies the name as visiting here surely gives you, heavenly & devine feeling!!

Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple
#devaramane #Chikmagalur #mudigere #Karnataka ImageImage
ದೇವರ ಮನೆ :
ಭೂಲೋಕದ ಸ್ವರ್ಗ, ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟಗಳ ದಟ್ಟ ಕಾಡಿನ ನಡುವೆ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಕಾಲಭೈರವೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಾಲಯ.

#ದೇವರಮನೆ #ಮೂಡಿಗೆರೆ Vc: SDM #ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು #ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ #westernghats #devaramane
Devaramane :
11th century built Kalabhairava temple amids evergreen western ghats landscapes near Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru Karnataka, was an unexplored place few years back
The ‘Punarpratishthapane’ was held in the temple only in 2019.
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6 Jun
Over Covers, Long on, Square leg Sixes..all Fire Shots! 🔥

10 Longest Sixes by Rahul Dravid - The Wall.
What a timing for an epic reply! 💙
Don't ever mess with 'The Wall '
He can be agressive when he wants

#Throwback Rahul Dravid s 💯 against Pakistan in Kolkata test cricket 2005
Dravid was listening to comentry while batting!! 😌

#RahulDravid #Thewall #INDVPAK
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