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A heritage site, the Bhoga Nandishwara temple is a Shiva temple at the foothills of Nandi Hills. The original temple dates back to the 9th century. There are numerous granite nandi (bull) idols here, sacred to Shiva as it was his choice of transport. Since it was first built, the temple complex has seen renovations made by ruling dynasties.

The temple complex follows a Dravidian style of architecture. So you’ll see sandstone pillars, temples, relief carvings, mantapas (outdoor halls, a kind of gazebo, where dances, music, and festivities were hosted), and dhwaja stambas (high pillars that are believed to protect temples from lightning apart from carrying a religious significance).

A highlight is the large kalyani (pool). The water is a startling green against the grey-beige symmetry of steps descending into it. Some say it is rain water that collects here; others that it is fed by an underground river, and could be the origin of the Dakshina Pinakini river.

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“You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.” Walt Whitman

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 “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars…” – Walt Whitman

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Posted: February 1, 2017 in beanstalk, Uncategorized
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lamp at the bangalore palace © Anuradha Prasad, 2017

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St. Andrews Church, Cubbon Road © Anuradha Prasad, 2016 

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1 MG Mall, MG Road © Anuradha Prasad, 2016

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Holy Trinity Church, MG Road © Anuradha Prasad, 2016

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St. Andrews Church, Cubbon Road © Anuradha Prasad, 2016

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St. Patricks Church, Brigade Road © Anuradha Prasad, 2016