Sunday, June 19, 2016

Kadumalleshwara temple , Malleshwaram, Photos








Above is the west entrance to the temple on Sampige road

 Above is the inside of the temple, north side

Above, to the left of the Garudakamba is the entrance from the east side of temple...one has to climb several steps to enter the temple from this entrance.

 
This above is the temple door from Sampige road.



 This above is the door leading into the temple from the steps one takes from Temple road on the east side of the temple


  Harikates were held in the evenings during the 60s and 70s (maybe even now. I don't know). People sat under the covered space between the pillars and the wall listening to the Harikates. My memory of the Harikates is that of old Brahmin widows with shaved heads wearing  red saris, sitting, leaning against the pillars. My grandmother dragged me to those Harikates. Thank God, This space has not changed! I love the red and white of the walls and the red-oxide of the floors!
There was no carpet in those days to protect out feet from the granite slabs burning in the sun!
  Above is the north wall of the temple, with Sampige road in the front and Subramanya temple to the right.



 These are rows of Nagara kallus set here by childless devotees, praying to have kids. This is to the west, outside the temple.
This is the eastern entrance to the temple. The steps start from here to climb up to the temple.








I don't know what this decrepit wooden structure above is but it is in a park like thing near the temple

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