The More I See You

 

The More I See You

A Poem

The more I see you

The better it makes me feel

You are like a fantasy

In this world so real

Your smile makes me forget

All my sorrows and pain

I wish this your smile on your

face would forever remain

You are like the glow of

the candle in the darkness

O,wind, please don’t blow

off the glow till the end

The more I see you

The better it makes me feel

You are like a dream

In this world so real

Please don’t wake me up

As I don’t want this dream to end.

Melkote Trip

We had booked a taxi for Melkote on Saturday evening and planned to leave on Sunday morning. The cab arrived at the first pick up point at 7.35 am and we left Ramurthinagar by 8 am. We reached the second pick up point by 9.15 am.

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Melkote is 125 kms from Bangalore on the mysore road and about 2 hours journey. One has to take the right turn after Mandya, which is 90 kms from Bangalore.

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You can also board the KSRTC bus upto Mandya and then any city or private bus.

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We reached Melkote in the afternoon and the first place we saw was the beautiful Kalyani, a large pond. This pond had featured in many movies. We took some snaps near this place before going to the Yoga-Narasimha Swamy Temple, which is on top of a hill. The temple was really good and one gets a different feeling while on the top.

The view from the top of the temple is very nice.

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Then we left to the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple. Here the presiding deity is Lord Cheluva-Narayana Swamy or Tirunarayana or Lord Krishna. Later, we headed to the Raya Gopura ( this was the place which had attracted me to visit this place ). We spend some time in this place clicking pictures.

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We left this place and reached the Akka-Tangi Ponds on the way back to our cab. It started raining and we had to halt near some ruined structure.We had puliyogare and sweet pongal. I am very fond of sweet pongal since my childhood days.

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We left to Srirangapatna after our lunch. We went and saw The Mausoleum Of Tipu Sulthan and “Sangama”, the amalgamation of three holy rivers Kaveri River, Kabini

River and Hemavati River.

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It was another wonderful trip.

Lost

Lost

55 Fiction

He had lost the most precious thing in his life.It had meant everything to him, after his dear wife passed away. He could go through them which would lit up his face.

Now, in the old age home, he has nothing but a blank and expressionless face, having lost his precious memories to Alzheimer.

Grandpa’s Rocking Chair

Grandpa’s Rocking Chair
Two Sentence Story

Rahul woke up feeling thirsty, when he reached the refrigerator, he heard the rocking sound coming from his grandpa’s room. His little heart started beating fast as he walked to his grandpa’s room remembering they just buried him this evening and his trembling hand reached for the door knob, as the rocking sound increased.

Stargazing

Stargazing

A Poem

I would like to drive with my dog

To some unknown serene place,

When the stars are shining in

The sky, so bright.

No other vehicle is behind me

To race;

While the path is illuminated

With the full moonlight.

I stop by some vast green

Grass land,

Lay down on the ground;

And rest my head

On my hand.

And listen to the crickets’ sound.

The sky is charcoal black,

Spread across with the blanket

Of stars quite far,

The silence brings joy to my heart

And peace to my mind.

I can make my objects with the

Twinkling stars spread

Across in the skies,

Occasionally, witnessing the

Dance of the fire flies.

I then close my eyes to wander

Into my dream,

While listening to the melodious

Music coming from a

Near by stream.

Near by stream

Lepakshi

We left to Hindupur which is 120 kms from bangalore on one sunday morning at 10.45 am and got into a KSRTC bus which was about to leave to Hindupur. We reached Hindupur at about 1.30 PM. Leepakshi is 15 kms from Hindupur Railway Station.

We had to catch a local bus to Lepakshi.

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The view while entering the temple.

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Virupanna, as the king’s treasurer, had vast sums at his disposal, which he spent on making Lepakshi a magnificent temple. It consists of three shrines — dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Virabhadra. Virabhadra, a wrathful manifestation of Shiva, was the patron deity of the Nayak rulers.

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The temple core is surrounded by a large open court entered from the east with large gopuras to the north and west. A monolithic Nagalinga — the largest of its kind in India — and Ganesha in the second interior court entice the eye by their sheer scale and perfection.

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This temple is a master piece of art work done by the Vishwakarma Brahmin Stapathis who sculpted this temple. This was built in the 16th century and sits on a mount.

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The Lepakshi temple can be divided into three sections – the ‘Mukha Mandapa’, (or the ‘Nitya Mandapa’ or ‘Ranga Mandapa’), the ‘Artha Mandapa’ and ‘Garbha Griha’, and the ‘Kalyana Mandapa’.

One mandapam has pillars with life-sized images of dancers, musicians and other sculptures, created by the artisans of the Vijayanagar Empire.

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There is one particular pillar which is hanging from the roof. you can pull an handkerchief or even a newspaper under it.

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 The ceilings have breathtakingly beautiful mural paintings. Sadly, most of which have started to fade. 
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The sculptures and the mural paintings seen in the Natya and Kalyana Mandapams are exceptional for their artistic beauty and skill. Most of these sculptures portray the mythological puranic episodes like ‘Ananthasayana’, ‘Dattatreya’, ‘Chaturmukha Bramha’, ‘Tumburu’, ‘Narada’ and ‘Rambha’.

The ‘Natya’ (Dancing) and ‘Ardha’ (worship) Mandapas are the best parts of the temple in terms of architecture. The ‘Natya’ Mandapa has been adorned with sculptured pillars depicting life-size musicians and dancers.

The Lepakshi temple has been built in honor of Lord Veerabhadra. According to the legend the Kalyana Mandapa of the temple had witnessed the marriage Lord Shiva and Parvati.

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The huge granite Nandi Bull is carved out of a single stone and is placed at some distance outside the Lepakshi temple is considered to be the biggest monolithic Nandi in India.

It is a revitalizing trip for those who believe in heritage sites, for those who marvel at the art of our ancestors.

Think before you do!

Think before you do!
Two Sentence Story

‘Think before you jump…the fall from here would surely kill you no doubt, but you would surely regret it like me forever and can’t come back even if you wanted to..’ said someone, from her back, in the open terrace of the tallest building. She turned back, but saw no one, just the noisy wind which blew her hair.