Thursday, May 28, 2009

At the feet of Lord Murudeshwara

Recently I had a visit to the famous Murudeshwara Temple of Karnataka. The huge idol of Lord Shiva and the tall rajagopura are amazing.







Murudeshwara beach is another great tourist attraction there. This picturesque place is a marvelous tourist destination.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A cool morning in the cave temple

We reached Narasimha Jhara Cave temple Bidar (Karnataka) as early as 7.00 a.m. and waited there to open until 8 a.m.


The shrine inside the temple (immediately after you get in)





Inside the cave


The cave is electrified and air-conditioned. We had to walk through water (above waist length) for about 300 meters, to have a darshan of the Lord at the end of the cave, which is believed to be swayamboo. It was really a thrilling experience. Lots of bats were flyling on the roof top of the cave. We were told that they do no harm to the devotees.



Outside the temple - People waiting to have a holy bath in the spring which comes out through the Nandi's mouth.




Entrance to the temple


If proper maintenance is done this unique place can be developed into a great tourist spot and more people can have the thrilling experience of walking through the water, in the cave.