A Photo a Week: Gateways

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT FEATURES ANY TYPE OF GATEWAY. Last month we were in Belur for three days and explored the place and came across some beautiful gateways. We crossed them and went back into the past.

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BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (7)

We reached our destination, Veera Narayana temple in Belavadi at 11.35. This is a beautiful temple with many pillars. Photography is forbidden inside and the priest told us that visitors are not allowed to sit inside for long. Many stupid people had carved their initials and names on the ancient stone pillars. How can anyone… Continue reading BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (7)

BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (6)

16-11-2021 We drove to Hotel Trupti near Chennakeshava temple for breakfast. The previous evening we had gone in for dinner when we heard the owner and his employees talking in Tulu. Tulu is one of the languages spoken in certain parts of  coastal Karnataka. In our district, Udupi, it is a dominant language. The owner,… Continue reading BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (6)

BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021(4)

On the 15th from Hoysaleshwara temple we proceeded to the Jain temples. They are dedicated the Tirthankaras Parshvanatha, Shanthinatha and Adinatha. Just outside the temple complex there is a stone inscription . Inside there is a very big one and writing is beautifully etched. When I look at such inscriptions, I wonder about the craftsmanship… Continue reading BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021(4)

BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (3) (SOL)

On the 15th morning, we woke up refreshed. There is a restaurant in the hotel premises. We were told breakfast would be served after some time. So, we walked down the main road and saw a small restaurant. We ate idli vada with sambhar, chutney there and walked back. My husband wanted to buy bananas.… Continue reading BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (3) (SOL)

BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (2)       

 We reached our hotel in Belur at 3.15 on the 14th. We had left home at 8.15 in the morning. Our hotel was less than a kilometer away from Chennakeshava temple. After resting for a while we walked to the temple. The walls of the temple complex are of plain stone in contrast to the… Continue reading BELUR TRIP  14TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 2021 (2)