Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TADPATRI TEMPLES - PART II
SRI CHINTALA VENKATARAMANSWAMY temple in TADPATRI. Architecture inspired by Vijayanagara temples in Hampi with a mini - rath to boot.
The entire temple is enveloped with sculpture stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharatha in intricate detail.
Ideally this place should be teeming with tourists but the calmness provides solitary splendour to IAS aspirants preparing studiously.
This temple is a photographer's delight. Here are some captures.
TADIPATRI Temples Part I - BUGGA RAMALINGESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
Known more as an industrial town, Tadipatri conceals two hidden treasures surprisingly unknown to most locals.
Two temples of five hundred years vintage nestle by the Penna riverside. To describe the sculptures within would only reveal my severe vocabulary crunch and not reflect its true glory.
Many bloggers have painstakingly captured the etymology and history of these temples.
I first visited Bugga Ramalingeswara temple with Lord Shiva as the presiding deity.
'Bugga' means stream in Telugu. The Shivalingam continuously receives a thin stream from the river Penna.
The unfinished Gopuram stands as a remarkable edifice nevertheless, of devotion to duty. War seems to have interrupted completion.
TADIPATRI is aesthetically fulfilling. Like Gray's flowers, the temples languish to " blush unseen".
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Bangalore or Bengaluru's upmarket Mantri Mall has snazzy police booth manned by a solitary cop.
India's first and only Remote FIR center. Anyone living within the limits of Bengaluru city ( Mahanagara Palike) can walk into the booth and register a complaint by writing it on an A4 siize sheet. This is scanned and duly sent to the relevant police station. The complainant gets a copy of it. A special cell monitors the progress on the complaint.
This is a laudable move aimed at reducing the painpoints of the common man in trying to get his voice heard in a police station.
CISCO a is the technology partner.
A Ondu dodda salute / A huge salute for Bengaluru Police !