Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bangalore to Kerala with COVID Pass, Precautions and COIVD Checks at border

This post covers our travel to Kerala from Bangalore during the COVID 19 Pandemic and the steps followed by the Government of Kerala on fight against COVID 19 Pandemic and how to travel interstate without stoppage.

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Kedareshwara Temple Nagalapura

Nagalapura is a small village situated in Tiptur taluk of Tumkur district of Karnataka. There are two hoysala period temple in this village. Kedareshwara Temple Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Chennakeshava temple dedicated lord vishnu.

This temple is an ekakuta (single sanctum) temple facing east. The temple structure consist of a garbha-grha (sanctum), an antarala (vestibule) and a navaranga (closed hall). Even though the Garbha-griha faces the east direction, the main entrance to the temple, through navaranga, is on its southern side. This temple is known for beautiful ornate Ceilings of the navaranga, animated friezes, wall sculptures and lathe-turned pillars of the navaranga, which are typical examples of the art and architecture of the Hoysala style.

Kedareshwara Temple is a lesser known hoysala temple located in Nagalupra near to turuvekere

Kedareshwara Temple, Nagalapura

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II. The construction if the monument started in 1720 and was completed in 1734. The monument features instruments operating in each of the three main classical celestial coordinate systems, the horizon-zenith local system, the equatorial system, and the ecliptic system. The name jantar is derived from yantra, a Sanskrit word meaning instrument and mantar from mantrana another Sanskrit word which means calculate Jantar Mantar literally means "calculating instrument". Jantar Mantar is a Stone Observatory. Metals Shrink and expands, but Stone wont and is not affected by any season.

Jantar Mantar Observatory is a stone observatory in Jaipur Rajasthan

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Monolithic Nandi Statues in India

Nandi is the sacred bull and the Vahana(vehicle) of Lord Shiva. Nandi statue in seated posture facing the Lord are usually placed at the gateway of the main shrine, so that Nandi's intimate relationship with the Lord was made explicit. According to Hindu mythology, Nandi is the most loyal attendant and gate-keeper of Lord Shiva and it is considered as a symbol of valour, prosperity and blissfulness in Indian culture. Bull's religious significance can be found in artifacts of Indus valley civilization.

The worship of Shiva and Nandi can even be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization time-period. The famous 'Pasupati Seal' depicts a seated figure, which is usually identified as Shiva, and there were many bull-seals found in Mohenjo daro and Harappa, which led to conclusion of the researchers, that Nandi worship has been a long standing tradition for many thousands of years.

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Largest Monolithic Nandi in India - Lepakshi Nandi

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Republic Day Special Lalbagh Flower Show 2020

The Republic Day special Lalbagh Flower Show pays floral tribute to Swami Vivekananda. The Nation will be celebrating the 157th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yeddiyurappa inaugurated the 211th Lalbagh flower show on 17th January 2020. The Glasshouse at Lalbagh, which is the main center of flower show will have a floral replica of Swami Vivekananda Memorial of Kanyakumari.The glass house will also have a 19feet tall statue of Swami Vivekanands. Other Major attractions inside the Glass House will be a floral model of Memorial Hall of Chicago and Vivek Kuteera. A statue of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (Vivekananda's Teacher) and Sarada Devi will also be put up in the Lalbagh Flower Show.

Stories related Swami Vivekanands are depicted using Sunflower inside the Glass House. 92 different varieties of flowers are brought from countries like Brazil, Thailand and Argentina for the flower show.

lalbagh flower show 2020 at bangalore

Lalbagh Flower Show 2020

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