memories of family outings.....


Chariots of Gods

It is not always that  only pilgrims go to the abodes of gods to gain darshan.  Sometimes, the gods come out for fresh air and take a walkabout, dispensing  free darshan . And then they need their vehicles . The choice is vast and varied. The Rathas are always there, like moving shrines, but the gods are still enclosed. Whats an outing without feeling the breeze on your face ! Better to get on the back of an obliging animal (or a human or an hybrid ) and ride  in style !
Here's a  small selection :
                                           Venugoplaswami Temple, Devanahalli Fort

                                                 Lakshmikantha Temple, Kalale

                               Ravana as Vahana in   Naganatheshwara Temple, Begur

Gangammana Gudi, Nallur ( Above and below)
                                  Begur, again : Nandi, Gaja and Gau

1 comment:

Arun Visweswaran said...

Now I know what you had kept back the Ravana vahanam for.