Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SAGAR TRIP : INDIA RE-DISCOVERED

Sagar is district headquarters, a distance of about 380 km from Bangalore. The world famous Jog Galls is near Sagar. It's so amazing to see so many known and unknown places near Sagara, in a radius of
50 kms. Only when some one is keen to see for themselves, one realizes the history, rich heritage,and culture of India in the golden days of kings and rulers of the region.

It was Sunday,. We set out on a sight seeing trip in the Hogirana School bus, courtesy , Shobha Madam, Prncipal and CEO of the school, who also was resource person.
1. SIDDAPURA - Shamkara Mutt, established by Sringeri Swamiji some years ago, has Dhyana Mandira, a large hall for meditation and temples for worshiping.There is also Sasya Kashi, a garden opposite to Mutt, which contains Ayurvedic and medicinal plants.
DHYAANA MANDIRA
 SASYA KAASHI
 2.BHUVANAGIRI - on top of hills with Bhuvaneshwari as deity.
3. GOL BAAVI - at Biligi, built during Vijayanagara Urs empire. 60ft deep, believed to have tunnel and can walk down the steps and see the open air. It was slippery, contained water and people around said that there may be snakes.
GOL BAAVI
5. JAIN BASADI - built for Jain Theerthankaras, by the Kings, believed to be 800 years old, made by stones, contains lot of sculpture, carvings and shaashanas.. Now under the control of Central Government's archeology departments.
JAIN BASADI
SHAASANA
6. ITIGI - age old Rameshwara temple, built almost 600 years ago....
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7. BILIGI CASHEW NUT FACTORY:- Srinivas Pai was in full enthusiasm to entertain and show us the places around, also organized lunch at his residence for all of us. His family was involved in taking care of us with humility. His grandchildren were equally excited about our teams visit. He took us to his cashew nut factory (Small scale industry), where few women break the cashew using small machines.
8. CHANDRAGUTTI RENUKAMBA TEMPLE.....
A temple built on top of a hill some centuries ago.... amidst huge rocks, There are more than 100 steps to climb up to reach the temple. Mostly devadasis worship Godess Renukamba for their well being.
9. GUDAVI - BIRD SANCTUARY
Another place, Gudavi, about 25 km distance, has bird sanctuary, a large protected area with thousands of birds of different varieties, in a lovely scenic area, also has viewers gallery at various points. Pathways, walk bridges and children's play area also in the premises. An hour or more can be spent watching the birds.
It was a well spent day...... didn't feel tired after so much walking, climbing....... Thanks to Shobha madam for taking initiative to show the places around......
Tue, August 16, 2011







4 comments:

  1. Woow, nice discovery!! That looks more like a spiritual resort.

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  2. More places are added in the trip....... more of discovering places...........

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  3. Incidentally, this was your 100th post... Well done, keep posting regularly...

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