Showing posts with label Dharwad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dharwad. Show all posts

Good Bye -2015

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."-Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Wishing all a very Happy New Year - 2016. Have a great, fun-filled and an adventurous year ahead!


Bandallidurga Trek
Ride atop Nandi Hills
Cycling around Sharavathi River Valley (Photo credit: Prashanth M)
Drive through Bisle Ghat
Walkway leading towards Bisle View-Point
Twin Hills of Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri at Shravanabelagola
Betteshwara Temple at Agrahara Belaguli, Hassan
Lakshminarasimha Temple at Javagal, Hassan
Chennakeshava Temple at Ambale, Chikmagalur
Asokan Rock-Edicts at Gavimatha, Koppal
Mahadeva Temple at Itagi, Koppal
Age no bar for travel-An inspiring young lady from Bengaluru at Itagi Temple
Venkatappa Baavi (Well) at Kanakagiri, Koppal
  Cave Temple at Amminabhavi, Dharwad 
The Fortress of Chitradurga  
The Mighty Gol-Gumbaz, Bijapur
World's Heaviest Medieval Cannon (weighing 56 tons)  at Bijapur, 'Malik-E-Maidan'


Banashankari Temple Amargol ,Hubli

'Amargol' is a busy village located off the Hubli-Dharwad Highway. It is home to a very beautiful Chalukyan temple, dedicated to Goddess Banashankari and Lord Shankar. It is said to have been built somewhere during 12th Century. The temple looks very rustic and elegant from outside. The maintenance and restoration work is being actively conducted by the ASI.
The four pillars of the Kalyana Mantapa are unique and carry carvings of Gods and Goddesses. They are an excellent piece of art work, and prove to be the most important feature of this temple. The Temple is a Dwikuta (two celled), on a raised platform. Though most the portions of its external walls are either melted or defaced, the remains are a proof of the degree of grandeur the external walls carry.
The Banashankari Temple
Front View
External Wall
Pillars of Kalyana Mantapa
Skillful
Lord Brahma
Lord Bhairava
Goddess Banashankari
Central Ceiling