Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Barachukki Falls, Sivanasamudra

Barachukki is a waterfall situated near the island town of Shivanasamudra in the Mandya district of Karnataka. A twin water fall Gagana Chukki (90 meters) is located near to Barachukki. The island of Shivanasamudra divides Kaveri River into two parts that form these two waterfalls, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The eastern branch of the waterfall is known as Barachukki while the western branch is known as Gaganachukki.

Barachukki Falls during a coracle ride

Barachukki falls during a coracle ride

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Belur - Chennakeshava Temple

Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. It is one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. The main attractions in Belur is the Chennakesava temple complex which contains the Chennakesava Temple (chennakesava means handsome Vishnu) built by King Vishnuvardhana, surrounded by the Kappe Chennigraya Temple built by Shantaladevi, queen of King Vishnuvardhana and Sowmyanayaki Temple (form of the goddess Lakshmi)

Things to See

  1. Darpana Sundari (Lady with Mirrior) carved on the walls
  2. Intricate sculptures of Elephant,Lions,Horses
  3. Sculptures of episodes from the Hindu mythological epics
  4. Sculptures of Dancers(Shilabalikas)
  5. Ornate Pillars inside the temple
  6. Narasimha Pillar

A full view of chennakeshava temple in belur

Chennakeshava Temple

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