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Old 2nd November 2009, 10:16   #91
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Excellant report, you are simply amazing! and has lot of energy.
Thanks Ravi for the kind words. The interest in Karnataka was surely initiated by your thread.
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+ 1000000 to this, especially the fact of Laluks having lots of energy

energy in several forms viz. Information, $$$, Time, Patience, Imagination, Vehicles, Gadgets (Camera, GPS, etc), network among T-bhpians, supporting family (wife and kids), supporting workplace etc. etc.

Star, I am flattered

My biggest asset is my supporting family.

Infact I was pushed into doing a trip way back in 2006 by my wife. I was like stay at home types. She had planned and executed an Ooty trip. My only demand was "can I take the car", which was agreed. Now there is no looking back. Must thank her immensely for opening me to a new interest.

Team BHP rocks too. I have many good friends from the forum, some whom I have met, and others only through interaction. But as you mentioned the sharing in this forum is just beyond words.


Thanks a ton, Star, for the kind words.
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+ 1000000 to this, especially the fact of Laluks having lots of energy

energy in several forms viz. Information, $$$, Time, Patience, Imagination, Vehicles, Gadgets (Camera, GPS, etc), network among T-bhpians, supporting family (wife and kids), supporting workplace etc. etc.
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Thanks Pramod, this was a take it as it comes trip, and no great planning was involved. It was a kind of go there and find , and exactly that's what we did.

Town Canteen is now kept for the next trip





I must sincerely thank addyhemmige, dreamdiesel and Pramod for pitching in and filling in more information here. While writing the log you were there right through with me. A big thanks to you guys. What's the joy without sharing? You guys rock


I wish this log will oneday become a ready reckoner to these areas.

Belur and Halebid are the next spots to be logged in this trip.
Thanks a lot Laluks. That is what T-Bhp is all about, 'The joy of sharing', isn't it?

I would say all your logs are very comprehensive and down to the last detail. Its amazing how you have the patience to capture even the minute details.

Looking forward to the Belur & Halebid part!!!
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I second Star's thoughts

i deally i would love to do something like this but lack of some forms of energy (as mentioned by Star

However, need to thank lalu for his generosity. with his detailed writing and pictures many can experience sitting infront of their computers

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+ 1000000 to this, especially the fact of Laluks having lots of energy

energy in several forms viz. Information, $$$, Time, Patience, Imagination, Vehicles, Gadgets (Camera, GPS, etc), network among T-bhpians, supporting family (wife and kids), supporting workplace etc. etc.

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I would say all your logs are very comprehensive and down to the last detail. Its amazing how you have the patience to capture even the minute details.

Looking forward to the Belur & Halebid part!!!
Thanks addy .

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I second Star's thoughts

i deally i would love to do something like this but lack of some forms of energy (as mentioned by Star

However, need to thank lalu for his generosity. with his detailed writing and pictures many can experience sitting infront of their computers
Thanks Lohith
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Day 3, 19th October 2009 Continued.

Belur


We reached Belur by 15:00PM.

This tank is on the way to Sakleshpur from Belur, 1 Km away from the temple.
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Hoysala temples at Belur are the height of the artistically excellent periods in Hindu cultural development. According to many, the sculptures rival that of the Khajuraho.

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The Entrance
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A view of the entrance from inside the courtyard
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If you have enough time, hire a guide and indulge in the beauty. Guides can be hired from Rs150 onwards.

Now let the pictures speak, but it cannot capture beauty as you see there.

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Day 3, 19th October 2009 Continued.

Belur



The Channakeshava temple is still in daily use. According to Lonely Planet, the work on this temple began in 1116 to commemorate the Hoysalas' victory over Cholas at Talakkad, and continued for over a century. Front of the temple is reserved for images of dancers from Kamasutra and the back is reserved for Gods.


Some more details from Archeological Survey of India.
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The main temple.
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Some pictures of the sculptures inside the main temple.
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Day 3, 19th October 2009 Continued.

Belur




There are a group of temples inside the courtyard.
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The Rama Temple
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The temple besides the Rama Temple, couldn't get the name.
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Another one.
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Day 3, 19th October 2009 Continued.

Belur



Saumyanayaki Temple.
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Veera Narayana Temple.
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Day 3, 19th October 2009 Continued.

Belur - Halebid




Andal Temple
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We finished with Belur by 16:00PM and drove to Halebid. Halebid is 16KM for Belur, and the roads are good. We reached Halebid by 16:20PM.



We saw this at Halebid circle.
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Simply Marvelous one laluks
Waiting for the rest.
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Thanks Zoomingbhat.
Halebid logs are coming up shortly
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Halebid


We reached Halebid Temple by 16:30PM.
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The monument is open from Sunrise to Sunset.
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I should once visit after the sunset to get a picture of the flood light lit monument.


Hoysaleswara Temple
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The work on Hoysaleswara temple began in 1121 and continued for over 80 years. The construction was never completed. The temple has a large garden, and is on the banks of a river.

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We liked Halebid better than Belur, because of the greenery around.

There is also a meuseum, where more sculptures can be viewed. Entry is by a Rs 2/- ticket.




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Halebid




Nandi Mantapa
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The monolithique Nandi statue
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Maha Nandi
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Halebid



Architectural beauty of Halebid.

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Halebid


Some more sculptures from Halebid


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