March 31, 2010

Good Friday

"I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep." John 10:11

You can see another photo from this place here "Ray of Hope"

March 29, 2010

Himvad Gopalswamy Temple

Gopalswamy Temple is a ancient temple perched on top of a hill which is covered by mist all round the year hence its first name Himvad (which means mist in Kannada) and is dedicated to Lord Gopalaswamy which is one of the names of the Hindu God Krishna.

Legend says that sage Agastya, performed intense penance and as a result lord Vishnu blessed this place and promised to reside here. As this was a place of worship and penance.

March 27, 2010

Family Tree

This photo was shot on Gopala Swamy hill few months back. When ever i look at this photo it looks like a family portrait to me, Papa tree, Mama tree and their two kids, the yougster is standing a little away for what ever reason.What do you guys think? doesn't it look like a small family of tree's?

March 25, 2010

Varthur Lake

Varthur Lake is situated in the eastern periphery of Bangalore city and is a main source of water for irrigation in Varthur.

March 20, 2010

March 12, 2010

Mysore Palace

Wondering how the palace looks in color? Click here (and scroll down a bit to see the night shots)

March 8, 2010

Colonel Bailey's Dungeon

Named after Colonel Bailey who died here in 1782 A.D. This dungeon lies North of famous Ranganatha Swamy temple in Srirangapatna. The oblong bastion referred to as Sultan Bateri, conceals the vaulted dungeon measuring 30.5 mts x 12.2 mts. Dungeon is built in brick and mortar.

This dungeon was used to imprison Tipu's prisoners of war, Prisoners were chained to the stone slabs (can be seen in the picture below) fixed on the east, North and West walls. One of cannons rolled back and fell into the dungeon piercing the ceiling which can be seen even today.

March 7, 2010


In search of a sweet thing

March 6, 2010

Keshava Temple

A sculpture of Godess Lakshmi in her dancing form found on outer wall of Keshava Temple at Somnathpur which is belived to be built around 1268 A.D.

March 3, 2010