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We went to Bangalore on the 21st and returned on the 23rd evening. Our daughter’s parents-in-law had invited all their relatives for dinner as both their sons and families had come for a vacation. They had invited us too. It takes about eight hours to drive to Bangalore. We hired a taxi for three days. Last October we had been to Belur and Halebidu. We saw some beautiful old temples built about a thousand years ago by the rulers of the Hoysala dynasty. We can go to Bangalore via Belur. This time I wanted to see two places with temples of the Hoysala period.
On our way we went to the Shri Lakshmi Narasimha temple at Javagal. I watch YouTube videos presented by Praveen Mohan. He is an historian who tells us about ancient Indian temples. He analyses the carvings there and makes us think about life in those long ago ages. His video about the temple in Javagal inspired me. The temple is beautiful. Restoration work is going on. The temple doors were closed. A person who had come there told us the priest lived just across the road and we could ask him to open the place of worship. We did, and he was good enough to come and perform the puja.
On the 3rd while returning from Bangalore we went a little out of our route to see Nageshwara and Chennakeshava temples in a small place called Mosale. Very rarely do we see temples of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva in the same place. They are twin temples, small and beautiful. We were in time for the Pujas in both temples.
We reached home at 5.30. Our daughter and family reached Germany before we reached home 😊. I will write about these temples in the coming weeks.