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The ‘Mandala’-Rangoli

Recently I  moved into a new apartment  in India and as is the custom we had a”pooja” prayer as part of the entry to house.Over the years I have been admiring these things as spiritual as well as artistic view points. The “Pooja’  is very elaborate and colourful.  The  main thing in this particular devi […]

Thousand Pillars ‘Basadi’

Moodbidri houses 18 Jain temples (basadis). The oldest of them is the 15th century Chandranatha Basadi, which is also known as the 1000 (Thousand) Pillars temple or ‘Savira Kambada basadi‘. This is a large granite temple built in 1430 A.D. The main entrance of the thousand pillar temple, opens onto a wonderful 15 meter tall […]