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Slices of rural India

I happened to visit a relative in a rural area of Bangalore. On the way I had the chance to visit the Agro Fruit market in Huskur. I found the fruits were cheaper here, and the minimum purchase is of 5 kilos.







On the way I stopped seeing a lake, to click a photograph.





The wide and beautiful Hosur Road.



Begur Nageshwara Temple

On Shivaratri Day, we wanted to visit another Shiva temple, and hence decided to visit the ancient Shiva temple at Begur, off Bomanhalli on the Hosur highway.

We reached there very early in the morning, by then the devotees were just arriving in singles and groups.

I was amazed to see the 1200 year old Shiva temple, built in granite, by the Cholas. (Raja Raja Chola). The temple is not tall, but spread across. I chose another day to go there leisurely to take some photos and get some details of the age old temple, from the people who knew about it.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Panchalingeswara. The main deity is Sri Parvati Sametha Nagaeshwara Swamy Linga.



The temple complex enshrines Panchalingas i.e.Nageswara, Kaleswara, Nagareswara, Karneswara, and Choleswara. Sculptures depicting stories from the Panchatantra are carved all around the garbagriha wall.




I was told that this place had got the name Bengaluru, much before the Bangalore city got its name. Nageshwara temple …

Yoga - Anniversary Function at Lal Bagh

Last Saturday evening (28th Feb 2009) was not like any other evening. It was special for many of us who regard yoga as a part of our life. We were lucky to attend the second Anniversary celebration organized by the Lal Bagh Branch Yoga students, of Sri Pathanjali Yoga Sikshane Samithi (R) Karnataka. The two-days program gave the participants an opportunity to enrich their knowledge in Yoga from the Gurus.


(Gurus and dignitaries at the function)


(Yoga students performing Bharathanatya)











(Yoga students demonstrating other asanas)




(Yoga students demonstrating Suryanamskara)





(Prayer before food)



(Idu ootada samaya - Time for food)

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