Thursday, February 26, 2015

ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಗಳ ವೀಕ್ಷಣಾ ವರದಿ

       ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಗಳನ್ನು ವೀಕ್ಷಿಸಿದ ಸಹೃದಯಿಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ.  ದಿನಾಂಕ:25.02.2015ರವರೆಗೆ

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sixth century Chalukya monuments - Badami

Badami is a taluk, in Bagalkot district in Karanataka, India.
Badami was founded by early Chalukyan king Pulakesi I ( 535 - 566 AD ) in the year 540A.D.
The Chalukya kings are credited with some of the best traditions of Dravidian architecture including an experimental blend of older South Indian temple architecture and the nagara style of north India.Badami is the home to several rock-cut temples.
Under the royal patronage of Chalukyam kings, Mahakuta, Aihole ( first capital of early Chalukyas ), Pattadakal and Badami ( a.k.a. Vatapi ) became great centres of experimentation in the temple building.

History of Badami

Badami was the capital of early Chalukyas who ruled much of Karnataka and AndhraPradesh between 6th - 8th century A.D. and was founded by the Chalukyan king Pulikesi I ( 535 - 566 A.D. ) in the year 540 A.D..
Badami was ruled by many Chalukyan kings and the greatest among them was Pulikesi II ( 610 - 642 A.D. ) who defeated Pallava king Mahendra Verman I and extended the Chalukyan empire upto Kanchipuram in the south.

Rock-cut Badami caves

The rock-cut Badami Cave Temples were sculpted mostly between the 6th and 8th centuries.
The four cave temples represent the secular nature of the Chalukyan kings
These four cave temples viz. Cave 1 is dedicated to Shiva, Cave 2 and 3 to Vishnu and Cave 4 to Jain Digambaras ( saints ).


The capital of the mighty Badami Chalukyas might have shrunk into a few scenic square kilometres in terms of touristy value. But Badami still retains its majesty. The locale of its famous cave temples, made up of two giant sandstone hills that flank the placid water of the Agastya Lake paint a stark picture of earthy reds, muddy greens and stone browns set against a sky of acrylic blue - burning an impression into the canvas of your mind. One that you aren't likely to forget in a hurry.
Bright yellow sunflower fields, red-ochre sandstone outcrops and cobalt blue skies. The journey to the Badami-Aihole-Pattadakal belt is a painting in the primary colours. The road to the past is nothing short of spectacular. Aihole has to be god's collection of temple prototypes. Believed to be the cradle of Dravidian temple architecture, Aihole's temple compendium spans styles and centuries, some as early as the 5th century - and some, like the Durga Temple is built on design that is seen nowhere else in the country. The Badami Chalukyas first had their capital at Aihole before they moved to Badami and it's justified in resting on its ancient laurels. For, Aihole has a lot of ancient laurels. Pattadakal, similarly, has a finger lodged in the book of time - when it was the place where kings were coronated. A little away from Aihole, Pattadakal stands like an island of majesty - just like its name suggests: 'pattada kallu' translating into coronation stone. A complex of eight temples, each one commemorates a landmark event in the history of the Chalukyas, which in turn was one of South India's most vibrant dynasties. The Malaprabha River flows by both Aihole and Pattadakal, a silent witness now as it was then.

Peeking from crags high above are the remnants of what look like watchtowers. You never know what you might encounter in the thick shrub undergrowth. Leopards have been known to pay unwelcome visits to the nearby villages to drag cattle away. Just a few kilometres apart, Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami can be covered in a day - a day well spent, at that! Badami is a snapshot of the past, where the elements, both natural and manmade, have been fixed in a tableau as if afraid to move on from a love affair that's well and over now. The love affair being, the glory days of the Badami Chalukyas who had moved their capital to Badami in the apogee of their run as a dynasty. Karnataka is a rambling old storyteller, and the most exquisite stories it has. Every place is steeped in legend and myth, and Badami with the Agastya Lake flanked by two rocky, almost-rectangular sandstone hills represent the Sage Agastya and the two ill-behaved demons, Vatapi and Ilvala. It's a steep climb up to its rock-cut cave temples. The four temples which are hewn into a rock, one level above the other, has the most exquisite carvings from the Hindu myths and the top most one, dedicated to the Jain faith, has iconography representing the thirthankaras who are considered the pillars of the faith. The view from here in the evenings is the stuff of epics. And yet, it pales in comparison with the one from the North Fort, which lies on the opposite hill. Man-made as it might be, the Agastya Lake has an untouched air about it, made complete by the brown sandstone Bhootanatha Temples that stand on its edge like ephemeral maidens, who might vanish any moment - so beautiful, that they are almost a mirage. Dedicated to the god of spirits and ghosts, the beauty of the Bhootanatha Temples glistening like a fleeting apparition in the dusk will haunt for a long, long time after you've left Badami.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ನನ್ನ ಪುಸ್ತಕ 'ಕಾವ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಏಕೀಕರಣ'

‘ಕಾವ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಏಕೀಕರಣ’ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಲ್ಲಿನ ಕೆಲವು ಸಾಲುಗಳು : 

‘ಕಾವ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಏಕೀಕರಣ’ ಎಂಬ ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಏಕೀಕರಣ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳ ಲೇಖನಿಯಿಂದ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದ ಬರಹಗಳು, ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಕಾವ್ಯಧಾರೆಯ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುವ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇಂದಿನ ನಮ್ಮ ವಿಶಾಲ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಉದಯವಾಗಿ ಐವತ್ತಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳು ತುಂಬಿ ಐವತ್ತೇಳನೆಯ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಆಚರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು ರೂಪುಗೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾದ ಏಕೀಕರಣ ಚಳುವಳಿಯನ್ನು ಅವಲೋಕಿಸುತ್ತ, ಈ ಚಳುವಳಿಯ ಕಾವನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿದ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳ ಕಾವ್ಯಗಳ ಅವಲೋಕನ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಸೂಕ್ತವೆನಿಸಿದೆ. ಏಕೀಕರಣವನ್ನು ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ನೋಡುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ಈ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕವಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಭಾಗಗಳಾಗಿ ಹರಿದು ಹಂಚಿ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡನ್ನು ನೂರಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ದೀರ್ಘವಾದ ಹೋರಾಟದ ಫಲವಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು ಉದಯವಾಯಿತು. 

ಹರಿದು ಹಂಚಿಹೋಗಿದ್ದ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡನ್ನು ಹಲವಾರು ಮಹಾನೀಯರ ಪರಿಶ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಒಂದುಗೂಡಿಸಿದರು. ಆದರೆ ಏಕೀಕರಣದ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ಹಾಗೂ ಅದರ ಸಾರ್ಥಕತೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು ಉದಯವಾಗಿ ಐದು ದಶಕಗಳು ಕಳೆದರೂ ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಉಳಿದಿರುವುದು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ದೌರ್ಭಾಗ್ಯ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಅನೇಕ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ನಮ್ಮನ್ನು ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಕನ್ನಡದ ನೆಲ-ಜಲ-ಭಾಷೆ-ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಗೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಹತ್ತು-ಹಲವು ಆತಂಕಗಳು ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಉಳಿದುಕೊಂಡು ಬಂದಿರುವುದು ಒಂದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಆತಂಕವಾಗಿದೆ. ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ಗಡಿವಿವಾದ, ತಮಿಳುನಾಡಿನ ಕಾವೇರಿ ಜಲವಿವಾದ, ಕೃಷ್ಣಾ ನದಿ ನೀರಿನ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಾಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿರುವುದು, ಅನ್ಯಭಾಷಿಗರ ಆಕ್ರಮಣ ಮುಂತಾದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಒಂದೆಡೆಯಾದರೆ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಅಸಮಾನತೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಭಾವೈಕ್ಯತೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅಡ್ಡಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. 

ಇದಲ್ಲದೇ ಅಖಂಡ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕವನ್ನು ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ವಿಭಜಿಸಲು ಯೋಚಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ದೌರ್ಭಾಗ್ಯವೇ ಸರಿ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಅಳಿವು-ಉಳಿವನ್ನು ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಸರಕಾರ ಅನುಸರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಪರವಾದ ನೀತಿಗಳು. ಸರ್ಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆಯಾಗಿ ಸಮರ್ಪಕವಾಗಿ ಜಾರಿಯಾಗದೇ ಉಳಿದಿದೆ. ಇಂಥಹ ಹಲವಾರು ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಹಾಗೂ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯ ಸರ್ವತೋಮುಖ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗೆ ಮಾರಕವಾಗಿವೆ. 

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ನೌಕರಿ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ, ವಸತಿ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋರಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಎದುರಾಗಿದೆ. ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಅದೆಷ್ಟೋ ಬಾರಿ ಕನ್ನಡವೇ ಆಡಳಿತ ಭಾಷೆ ಎಂದು ಕಾಗದದ ಮೂಲಕ ಘೋಷಿಸಿರುವುದು, ಅದನ್ನು ಸಮರ್ಪಕವಾಗಿ ಜಾರಿಗೆ ತರಲು ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿಲ್ಲ. ವಿಧಾನಸೌಧದ ಆಡಳಿತದಲ್ಲೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ದುರ್ಬಲವಾಗಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಾಗದಿದ್ದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ವಿಪರೀತ ಕೆಡುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಪ್ರತಿನಿತ್ಯ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಶಾಲೆಗಳು ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೂ, ಅವುಗಳನ್ನು ತಡೆಯುವ ಅಥವಾ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಕ್ಕೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಕೈಹಾಕಿಲ್ಲ. ಬದಲಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಶಾಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮುಚ್ಚುವ ಕಾರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ದುರಂತವೇ ಸರಿ. 

ಕನ್ನಡನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತುಂಬಿ ತುಳುಕುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಿವಾರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಮಹಾಜನ್ ಆಯೋಗದ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಶೀಘ್ರವೇ ಜಾರಿಗೆ ಬರಲಿ ಎಂದು ಹಂಬಲಿಸುವ, ಬೆಳಗಾವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮರಾಠಿಗರ ಪುಂಡಾಟಿಕೆಗೆ ಕಡಿವಾಣ ಹಾಕಿ, ಕಾಸರಗೂಡಿನಂತಹ ಅಚ್ಚಕನ್ನಡ ನೆಲಗಳನ್ನು ಸೇರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ದಿನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಬರಲಿ ಎಂಬುದೇ ಎಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಆಸೆ-ಹಾರೈಕೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಯಾವ ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲೆಸಿದ್ದರೂ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಭಾವನಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿಯೂ ಒಂದಾಗಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಮೂಲಕ ನಮ್ಮ ಎದುರಿಗಿರುವ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಹರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. 

ಸಾವಿರಾರು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಭಾಷಿಕ-ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳು ಬ್ರಿಟಿಷರ ಒಡೆದು ಆಳು ಎಂಬ ನೀತಿಯಿಂದಾಗಿ ಗುರುತೂ ಸಿಗದಂತೆ ಛಿದ್ರೀಕರಣಗೊಂಡು ನಂತರ ಸುಮಾರು ಒಂದು ನೂರ ಐವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಬಳಿಕ ಒಂದುಗೂಡಿದವು. ಇಂದಿನ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಸ್ವಾರ್ಥಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಭೇದಭಾವದ ವಿಷಬೀಜವನ್ನು ಬಿತ್ತಿ ಸುಂದರ ಕನ್ನಡನಾಡನ್ನು ಒಡೆಯುವ ಸಂಚು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಂಥಹ ನಾಡದ್ರೋಹಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಪಾಠ ಕಲಿಸಬೇಕಾದ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆಯಿದೆ. 

ಈ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಮೂಲ ಕಾರಣ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರೇ ಆಗಿರುವುದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಉದಾರೀಭಾವ, ಅತಿಥಿ ಸತ್ಕಾರ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ, ಭಾಷಾಭಿಮಾನ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರುವುದರಿಂದಲೇ ಅನ್ಯಭಾಷಿಗರು ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ದಾಳಿ ಮಾಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ನಾಶ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ತಮ್ಮ ನೆಲದಲ್ಲೇ ಪರಕೀಯರ ದಾಸ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಬದುಕಬೇಕಾದ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣವಾಗಿದೆ. ನೆಲೆಗಾಗಿ ಬಂದ ಮರಾಠಿಗರು ಬೆಳಗಾವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲೆಗೊಂಡು ಈಗ ತಮ್ಮದೆಂದು ಹೇಳುವ ಹಾಗೆ, ಅನ್ಯಭಾಷಿಕರ ಬೀಡಾಗಿರುವ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಗೆ ಅದೇ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಒದಗಬಹುದು. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಭಾಷಾಭಿಮಾನವನ್ನು ಬೆಳಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಹೋರಾಟಕ್ಕೆ ನಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ, ಈ ಕನ್ನಡನಾಡಿನ ಏಕೀಕರಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹೋರಾಡಿ ಒಂದುಗೂಡುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿದ ಮಹನೀಯರ ಶ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಲೆಯಿಲ್ಲದಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡದ ಹೋರಾಟಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸದಾ ಹಾತೊರೆಯುವ ಮನಸು ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾಗೃತವಾಗುವ ಪಥದತ್ತ ಸಾಗಲು ಏಕೀಕರಣ ಚಳುವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಕವಿವರ್ಯರು ರಚಿಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕಾವ್ಯ ಚಿಲುಮೆಯ ಬೆಳಕು ಈಗಿನ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲೂ ಮೂಡಿಬರಬೇಕಾದ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯತೆಯಿದೆ. ಆ ಬೆಳಕಿನಿಂದ ನವಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಉದಯವಾಗಲೆಂಬ ಆಶಯದಿಂದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮಾಡಲು ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗನೂ ಶ್ರಮಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. 

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Channapatna toys

Channapatna toys are a particular form of wooden toys (and dolls) that are manufactured in the town of Channapatna in the Ramanagara district of Karnataka state, India. This traditional craft is protected as a geographical indication (GI) under the World Trade Organization, administered by the Government of Karnataka. As a result of the popularity of these toys, Channapatna is known asGombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Traditionally, the work involved lacquering the wood of the Wrightia tinctoria tree , colloquially called Aale mara (ivory-wood).

The origin of these toys can be traced to the reign of Tipu Sultan who invited artisans from Persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys. For nearly two centuries, ivory-wood was the main wood used in the making of these toys, though rosewoodand sandalwood were also occasionally used.


With no proper backing or marketing, the Channapatna toy industry faced a financial crunch for more than a decade and was almost on the verge of dying out. However with the help of KHDC, the craft has been revived and the artisans involved are being trained on changing trends in the industry, to help them keep abreast of the current scenario. Prototypes designed by master craftsmen are introduced to the local artisans, who use them to create well-designed toys and dolls. The Government of Karnataka has also provided help by constructing a Lacquerware Craft Complex, which has a manufacturing centre with 32 turning lathe machines, at Channapatna. Financial assistance to the artisans, with help from the Dutch Government and the Karnataka Government'sVishwa scheme has also been provided.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mysore Palace

The Palace of Mysore or the Amba Vilas Palace (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಮನೆ or ಅಂಬಾ ವಿಲಾಸ ಅರಮನೆ ) is a palace situated in the city of Mysore in southern India. It is the official residence of the Wodeyars - the erstwhile royal family of Mysore, and also houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting hall of the royal court).

Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces, however, the term "Mysore Palace" specifically refers to one within the old fort. The Wodeyarkings first built a palace in Mysore in the 14th century, it was demolished and constructed multiple times. The current palace construction was commissioned in 1897, and it was completed in 1912 and expanded later around 1940.

Mysore palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. Although tourists are allowed to visit the palace, they are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Price of admission for foreign tourists is 200 INR., and for Indians 40 INR. All visitors must remove their footwear to enter the palace.

The regent of Mysore, Maharani Vani Vilas Sannidhna, commissioned a British architect, Henry Irwin, to build yet another palace in its place. The construction was completed in year 1912. But slowly the beautification of the fort was also taken up and the inhabitants of the fort were slowly shifted out to newer Extension built outside. The present Public Durbar Hall wing was also added much later around 1940.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kengal Anjeneya Swamy Temple, Channapattana

Kengal Anjeneya Swamy Temple, Channapattana

The following temple is located in Vandaraguppe village,Channapatna dist, Karnataka. The presiding deity here is Swayambu Hanuman, which is a five & half feet long, and the idol sprouts a mustache. It is very seldom for a ''swayumbu lord hanuman'' to sprout a mustache. Swayambhu (also spelled Svayambhu) means Self-manifested or that which is created by its own accord. Hanuman idol emerged from the red rocks, and to this date it is still emerging. ''Kengal'' in Kannada means 'redstone' from which the idol is emerging from, hence the lord is called here as ''Kengal Hunumantha'' also know as Kengal Anjeneya Swamy'' It is to be noted that the idol is usually decorated with bright orange paint, called sindhoor. This idol is naturally bright orange-red! 

Few 1,000 years ago, Vyasa (sage) was passing by a bright red boulder. Upon discovering this, he was all excited and visualized an Hanuman etched from those rocks. The omni present lord Hanuman, full filled Vyasa's wish by slowly emerging from the rocks, with crisp details as vyasa imagined. This also included a very rare yet a perfect mustache. The temple was build by ''Hoysala kings''. After Hoysalas, no one cared to maintain the temple and as a result the temple almost reduced to rumble. A Karnataka Cheif Minister who goes by the same name as that of the lord, renovated the temple. He was building vidhansaudha, and used the same rocks and granites to renovate the temple. He was a staunch devotee of this Hanuman, so he was buried closer to the temple. His Samadhi is at a stone throw's distance. Thanks to the ex CM, the temple is well maintained by the devotees and the temple trustees. the temple sees more devotees year after year! 
This temple, like any other ancient temples, is quite unique. Lord came here to please Vysa. The sage who wrote Hindu epic Mahabaratha. The idol is very powerful and vested with a lot of energy. Hence people with ill intentions cannot withstand the idol; it triggers vibes that can be harmful. The lord is merciless in punishing the mean & bad. The lord also does not fail to bless the good ones. Good and bad is not necessarily decided by our actions, but how much guilt we acquire from it. This is a famous hindu piligrimage site for childless couples and people with other illnesses. 

There are other fascinating phenomenon associated with this temple. This temple never ceases to surprise its devotees. Few decades ago, the idol's face was facing north, and over the years it now looks east! As the face moving from one direction to the other, the hidden eye is also evolving. When the idol was facing north, devotees could see only the right-side mustache and a right eye, now both the eyes are visible and so is complete mustache. One of the architectural marvel of this temple is that, the first (sun) rays on Makara Shankranthi Day (jan 14/15) i.e the first day of Uttarayana falls directly on the idol. This does not happen on other days! 
The difference between this temple and other temples is that prayers are answered on your first visit to the temple. Standing in front of this idol, absorbing powerful vibes, will make a commoner into a physic there by knowing the answer to the individual's prayers. It does not matter which part of the world you are in, nor the religion, praying to Hanuman in silence will make wonders! 

May lord Hanuman bless us all!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Dr. RAJKUMAR (April 24, 1929 – April 12, 2006)
Legendary Actor of Kannada Cinema and Karnataka Ratna, Namma Annavaru

Dr. Rajkumar Kannada Movies list

Dr. Rajkumar Kannada Movies | Films list





11954Bedara KannappaDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, G.V.Iyer, Narasimharaju
21955SodariDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Raghavendrarao, Jayasri, G.V.Iyer
31956Bhakta VijayaDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Mynavathi
41956Hari BhaktaDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Narasimharaju, Mynavathi, J.V. Iyer
51956OhileshwaraDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Narasimharaju, Kalyan Kumar, H.R. Shahstri
61957Sati NalaayiniDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai
71957Rayara SoseDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Mynavathi, Kalyan Kumar
81958BhookailasaDr Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, B. Saroja Devi, Jamuna, Ashwath
91958Krishna GarudiDr Rajkumar, Narasimharaju, Sidhia swamy, Revathi, Suryakala
101958Anna ThangiDr Rajkumar, Balakrishna, Saroja Devi, Eshwarappa, Jayamma
111959Jagajoythi BasaveshwaraDr Rajkumar, Saroja Devi,  Leelavathi, Honnappa Bhagavathkar, Balakrishna
121959Dharma VijayaDr Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Narshimaraju, Harini, Varadappa
131959MahishasuramardhiniUdaykumar, Narasimharaju, Sandhya, Saukar Jnaki, Ashwath
141959Abbaa Aa HudugiDr Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Rajashankar, Mynavathi, Panthalu, Narasimharaju
151960Ranadheera KanteeravaDr Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Udaykumar, Narasimharaju, Balakrishna
161960Rani HonammaDr Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Balakrishna, Narasimharaju, Lalitharao
171960AashasundariDr Rajkumar, Harini, Shivashankar, Krishnakumari, Narasimharaju
181960DashavathaaraDr Rajkumar, Krishnakumari, Udaykumar, Lelavathi, Narasimharaju
191960Bhakta KanakadasaDr Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Ashwath, Krishnakumar
201961Srishyla MahathmeKrishnakumari, Sandhya, Dikki Madavarao
211961Kittur ChennammaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, B. Saroja Devi
221961Kantheredu NoduDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Iyer, Vandhana, Balakrishna
231961Kyvara MahathmeDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Vasantha
241961Bhaktha ChethaDr. Rajkumar, Prathima
251961NagaarjunaDr. Rajkumar, G. Varalakshmi, Ashwath, Narasimharaju, Nagendrarao
261962Gaali Gopura-
271962BhoodaanaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Kalyan Kumar, Udaykumar
281962SwarnagowriDr. Rajkumar, Krishnakumari, Rajashree
291962DevasundariDr. Rajkumar, Saroja Devi, Kalyan Kumar
301962Karuneye Kutumbada KannuDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Rajashree, Adhvani Lakshmidevi
311962Mahathma KabirDr. Rajkumar, Krishnakumari
321962VidhivilasaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi
331962ThejaswiniDr. Rajkumar, Pandari Bai
341963ValmikiDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Raja Sulochana
351963Nanda DeepaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Harini
371963KanyarathnaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Sahukarjanaki, Balakrishna
381963GowriDr. Rajkumar, Saukar Janaki, Ashwath, Rathna
391963Jeevana TharangaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Junior Revathi
401963Malli MadhuveDr. Rajkumar, Saukar Janaki, Udaykumar, Chi. Sadhashivaih, Balakrishna
411963KulavadhuDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Ashwath
421963Kalitharoo HenneDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Nagendra Rao
431963VeerakesariDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Narasimharaju
441963Mana Mechchida MadadiDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Balakrishna, Udayakumar, Junior Revathi
451963Sathi ShakthiDr. Rajkumar, M.V. Rajamma, Sahukar Janaki
461963ChandrakumaraDr. Rajkumar, Krishna Kumari, Rajashree
481963Sri Ramanjaneya YuddhaDr. Rajkumar, Chandrakala, Udaykumar, Jayanthi, Pandari Bai
491963Navakoti NarayanaDr. Rajkumar, Sahukar Janaki, Diki Mahadevarao, B.V.Radha
501963Chandavalliya TotaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Udaykumar
511964Shivarathri MahathmeDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Chi. Sadhashivaih
531964Tumbida KodaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Jayashree, Jayanthi
541964Shivagange MahathmeDr. Rajkumar, Harini, H.P. Saroja, Rajashree
551964PrathigneDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Pandari Bai, Ashwath
561964NaandiDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Harini, Vadiraj, Balakrishna
571965NagapoojaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Jayashri
581965ChandrahasaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Udaykumar, Sudarshan
591965SarvagnamoorthyDr. Rajkumar, Harini, Udaykumar, Mainavathi, Niranjan
601965VaatsalyaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Udaykumar, Leelavathi
611965Satya harishchandraDr. Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Vanisri, M.P. Shankar, Udaykumar
621965Mahasathi AnasuyaDr. Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Narasimharaju
631965Ide Maha SudinaDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Harini, Udaykumar, Jayashri
641965Bettada HuliDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, M.P. Shankar, Udaykumar
651965Sati SavithriDr. Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Krishnakumari
661965Maduve Madi NoduDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Udaykumar, Nagendra Rao
671965PativrathaaDr. Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Harini
681966Mantralaya MahatmeDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Kalpana, Udaykumar
691966Kathari VeeraDr. Rajkumar, Udayachandrika, Balakrishna, Udaykumar
701966Bala NagammaDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Rajashri, Nagaiah
711966ToogudeepaDr. Rajkumar, Udayachandrika, Balakrishna, Udaykumar
721966PremamayiDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Ashwath, Ranga, Mainavathi
731966Kilaadi RangaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, M.P. Shankar, Udaykumar, Narasimharaju
741966MadhumalathiDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Udaykumar, Shankar, Ashwath
751966Yemme ThammannaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Latha, Rajamma, Pantulu, Narasimharaju
761966Mohini BhasmaasuraDr. Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Leelavathi
771966Sri Kannika Parameshwari KatheDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, M.P. Shankar, Nagendrarao, Dwarakish
781966SandhyaraagaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Ashwath, Narasimharaju, Udaykumar
791967Parvathi KalyanaDr. Rajkumar, Chandrakala, Ashwath, M.P.Shankar, Jayashri, Udaykumar, Pandari Bai
801967Sati SukanyaDr. Rajkumar, Harini, Narasimharaju, Balakrishna, Ashwath, Shankar
811967Gange GowriDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Leelavathi, Udaykumar
821967RajashekaraBharathi, Udaykumar, Balakrishna
831967LagnapatrikeDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Radha, Dwarakish, Shivram
841967Rajadurgada RahasyaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Udaykumar, Narasimharaju
851967Devara Gedda ManavaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Narasimharaju, M.P.Shankar
861967Beedi BasavannaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Vandana, Narasimharaju, Dinesh
871967Manassiddare MaargaDr. Rajkumar, Narasimharaju, Rajashankar, Jayanthi, Shankar
881967Bangarada HoovuDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Udaykumar, Balakrishna, Pandari Bai, Narasimharaju
891967ChakratheerthaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Udaykumar, Balakrishna,  Jayashri
901967Immadi PulakeshiDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Jayanthi, Ashwath, Sudarshan, Udaykumar, Balakrishna, Narasimharaju
911968Jedara BaleDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Shankar, Narasimharaju, Ashwath, Udaykumar
931968GandhinagaraDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Ashwath, Narasimharaju, Dinesh, Dwarakish, B.V. Radha
941968Mahasathi ArundathiDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Udaykumar
951968ManassakshiDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Narasimharaju, Ranga
961968SarvamangalaDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Sampath, Ashwath, Jayashri
971968BhaagyadevatheDr. Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Udayachandrika, Radha, Balakrishna, Narasimharaju
981968Bangalore MailDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Radha, Ashwath,  Narasimharaju
991968Hannele ChiguridaagaDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Dinesh, Ranga, Nagendrarao, Jayashri
1001968Bhaagyada BaagiluDr. Rajkumar, Vandana, Radha,  Balakrishna, Dwarakish
1021968Rowdi RangannaDr. Rajkumar, Chandrakala, Jayanthi, Rajashankar, Dinesh, Balakrishna
1031968DhoomaketuDr. Rajkumar, Udayachandrika, Udaykumar, Narasimharaju, Ashwath
1041968AmmaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Rajamma, Pantulu, Dinesh, Ashwath
1051968SimhaswapnaDr. Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Jayanthi, Narasimharaju
1061968Goadalli C.I.D. 999Narasimharaju, Lakshmi
1071968Mannina MagaDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Jayakumari, Shankar
1081969MaargadarshiDr. Rajkumar, Chandrakala, Balakrishna, Sampath, Narasimharaju, Shankar
1091969Gandondu HennaruDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Balakrishna, Pantulu, Mainavathi
1101969Mallammana PavadaDr. Rajkumar, Saroja Devi, Vajramuni, Balakrishna
1111969Choori ChikkannaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Jayakumari, Narasimharaju
1121969PunarjanmaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Ranga, Chandrakala
1131969Bhaley RajaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, B.V. Radha
1141969UyyaleDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Ashwath, Balakrishna
1151969ChikkammaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Balakrishna, Srinath, Narasimharaju
1161969Mayor MutthannaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Shankar, Dwarakish
1171969Operation Jackpot C.I.D. 999Dr. Rajkumar, Surekha, Rekha, Narasimharaju, Nagappa
1181970Sri KrishnadevarayaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Jayanthi, Rajamma, Pantulu, Narasimharaju
1191970Karulina KareDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Nagendrarao, Renuka, Dinesh, Sudharshan
119. A-Naadina bhaagyaDr. Rajkumar, Sudarshan, Srilalita, Surekha
1201970Hasiru ThoranaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Narasimharaju, Udaykumar
1211970Bhupathi RangaDr. Rajkumar, Udayachandrika, Dinesh, Renuka
1221970Mr. RajkumarDr. Rajkumar, Rajashri, Dwarakish
1231970Bhale JodiDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Dinesh, Balakrishna
1241970C.I.D. RajannaDr. Rajkumar, Rajashri, Dwarakish, Jayashri, Ranga, Jayanthi
1251970Nanna ThammaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Dinesh, Gangadhar
1261970Baalu BelagithuDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Jayanthi, Dwarakish
1271970Devara MakkaluDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Jayanthi, Narasimharaju, Rajesh
1281970ParopakariDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Nagappa, Sampath
1291971Kasthuri NivasaDr. Rajkumar, Arathi, Jayanthi, Rajashankar, Ashwath
1301971Baala BandhanaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthhi, Balakrishna, Sampath, Dwarakish
1311971KulagauravaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthhi, Bharathi, Nagendrarao, Balakrishna
1321971Namma SamsaaraDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, B.V. Radha, Padmanjali, Balakrishna, Dinesh
1331971Kaasidre KailasaDr. Rajkumar, Vanishri, Srinath, Udaykumar
1341971Thaayi DevaruDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Vajramuni, Rajamma, Dwarakish
1351971PrathidhwaniDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Rajesh, Dinesh, Shankar
1361971SaakshaathkaaraDr. Rajkumar, Pruthviraj kapoor, Jamuna, Nagendrarao
1371971Nyayave DevaruDr. Rajkumar, Saroja Devi, Aarathi
1381971Srikrishna Rukmini SathyabhamaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Saroja Devi, Aarathi, Srinath
1391972JanmarahasyaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Ashwath, Dinesh, Dwarakish
1401972Sipayi RamuDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Leelavathi, Tugudeepa Srinivasa
1411972Bangarada ManushyaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Aarathi, Aadivani Lakshmidevi, Srinath, Balakrishna, Vajramuni
1421972Hrudaya SangamaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Shivram, Loknath, Jayaram, Ashwath, Pandari Bai
1431972Kranti VeeraDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Rajesh, Dwarakish, Radha
1441972Bhale HuchchaDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Srinath, B.V. Radha, Vajramuni
1451972Nanda GokulaDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, B.V.Radha, Ashwath
1461972Jaga Mechchida MagaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, M.P.Shankar, M.V. Rajamma, Ashwath
1471973Devaru Kotta TangiDr. Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Srinath, Radha, Narasimharaju
1481973BidugadeDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Rajesh, Bharathi, Kala
1491973SwayamvaraDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi, Satya, Dinesh
1501973Gandhada GudiDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Vishnuvardhan,  Balakrishna
1511973Doorada BettaDr. Rajkumar, Bharathi,  Sampath, Ashwath
1521973Mooroovare VajragaluAarathi, Manjula, Jayanthi, Srinath
1531974Bangarada PanjaraDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Ashwath, Shailashri, Rajamma
1541974Eradu KanasuDr. Rajkumar, Manjula, Kalpana, Ramgoal
1551974Sampathige SavaalDr. Rajkumar, Manjula, Vajramuni, Rajamma
1561974Bhakta KumbaaraDr. Rajkumar, Manjula, Leelavathi, Balakrishna
1571974Srinivasa KalyanaDr. Rajkumar, Saroja Devi, Rajashankar, Manjula
1581975Daari Tappida MagaDr. Rajkumar, Kalpana, Manjula, Sadashivaiah, Rajamma
1591975MayuraDr. Rajkumar, Srinath, Ashwath, Majula, Sampath
1601975TrimurthyDr. Rajkumar, Jayamala, Surekha, Balakrishna, Sampath
1611976Premada KaanikeDr. Rajkumar, Vajramuni, Jayamala, Rajashankar
1621976Bahaddur GanduDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Jayanthi, Balakrishna, Vajramuni, Dwarakish
1631976Raja Nanna RajaDr. Rajkumar, Aarathi, Suma, Chandrashekhar, Balakrishna
1641976Naa Ninna MareyalareDr. Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Leelavathi, Balakrishna, Shubha
1651976Badavara BandhuDr. Rajkumar, Jayamala, Sampath, Ashwath, Vajramuni, Shyam
1661977BabruvaahanaDr. Rajkumar, Jayamala, Kanchana, Ramakrishna, Saroja Devi, Satya
1671977BhaagyavantaruDr. Rajkumar, Ashok, Sampath, Ramakrishna
1681977GirikanyeDr. Rajkumar, Jayamala, Vajramuni, Prabhakar, Sampath
1691977Sanaadi AppannaDr. Rajkumar, Jayaprada, Tugudeepa Srinivas, Papamma
1701977Olavu GeluvuDr. Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Surekha, Balakrishna
1711978Shankar GuruDr. Rajkumar, Jayamala, Vaishali, Kanchana, Padmashri
1721978Operation Diamond RacketDr. Rajkumar, Padmapriya, Chandralekha, Raji, Vajramuni
1731979Huliya Haalina MevuDr. Rajkumar, Jayaprada, Jayachitra, Vajramuni, Sampath
1741979Naanobba KallaDr. Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Kanchana, Shivram, Prabhakar, Vajramuni
1751980RavichandraDr. Rajkumar, Lakshmi, Sumalatha, Papamma, Savitri, Vajramuni
1761980Vasanta GeethaDr. Rajkumar, Gayathri, Master Lohit, Srinivasamurthy
1771981Thaayige Thakka MagaDr. Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Srinivasamurthy
1781981Haavina HedeDr. Rajkumar, Sulakshana, Prabhakar, Dinesh
1791981Nee Nanna GellalareDr. Rajkumar, Manjula, Balakrishna, Ashwath, Sudhri
179 A-BhaagyavantaDr. Rajkumar, Arathi, Master Lohit
1801981Keralida SimhaDr. Rajkumar, Sarita, Tugudeepa Srinivas, Srinivasamurthy, Satish
1811982HosabelakuDr. Rajkumar, Sarita, Udayshankar, Srinivasamurthy, Ashwath
1821982Haalu JenuDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Rupa, Shivram, Anita, Umesh
1831982Chalisuva ModagaluDr. Rajkumar, Sarita, Ashwath, Shivram, Ambika, Lakshmidevi
1841983Kaviratna KalidasaDr. Rajkumar, Rajkumar Jayaprada, Nalini, K. Vijaya
1851983Kaamana billuDr. Rajkumar, Anantnag, Sarita, Balakrishna, Ashwath
1861983Bhakta PrahladaDr. Rajkumar, Sarita, Master Lohit, Anantnag, Shivram, Ambika, Tugudeepa Srinivas
1871983Eradu NakshatragaluDr. Rajkumar, Master Lohith, Ambika
1881984Samayada GombeDr. Rajkumar, Menaka, Shashikala, Rupadevi, Kanchana
1891984Shraavana BanthuDr. Rajkumar, Urvashi, Srinath, Shivram, Vijayaranjini
1901984Yaarivanu?Dr. Rajkumar, Srinath, Shivram, Lohith, Rupadevi
1911984Apoorva SangamaDr. Rajkumar, Shankarnag, Ambika, Vajramuni
1921985Ade KannuDr. Rajkumar, Gayathri, Tugudeep Srinivas, Vijayaranjini
1931985JwaalamukhiDr. Rajkumar, Gayatri, Tu.Srinivas, Chandru, Shivram
1941985DhruvataareGeetha, Deepa, Balakrishna
1951986Bhagyada Lakshmi BarammaDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Balakrishna, Ashwath
1961986Anuraaga AralithuDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Ashwath, Pandari Bai, Honnavally Krishna, Satish
1971986GuriDr. Rajkumar, Archana,  Satish, Tara
1981987Ondu Muttina KatheDr. Rajkumar, Archana, Rameshbhat, Balakrishna
1991987Shruthi SeridaagaDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Geetha, Balakrishna, Pandari Bai
199 A-Shiva mechchida kannappaDr. Rajkumar, Geetha, Shivarajkumar
2001988Devathaa ManushyaDr. Rajkumar, Geetha, Balakrishna, Tu.Srinivas
2011989ParashuramaDr. Rajkumar, Mahalakshmi, C.R. Simha, Vani vishwanath
2031992Jeevana ChaitraDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Kala, Sujata, Sriraksha
2041993AakasmikaDr. Rajkumar, Madhavi, Vajramuni, Geetha
2051994OdahuttidavaruDr. Rajkumar, Ambarish, Madhavi, Ashwath, Vajramuni, Srishanti, Sudhri, Balakrishna
2062000ShabdavedhiDr. Rajkumar, Jayapradha, Ashwath, Umashri, Sahukar Janaki