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The back of one of the oldest houses still standing in Whitefield, untouched. 🏡
There's just SO much history about Whitefield, and it's so nice to spend afternoons with my grandmother's friends in their porches and to hear their tales of Whitefield and how the community grew, which was once just a small village that focused only on agriculture.
All houses were British owned until they started selling to Indian families ( forever grateful to my grandfather for buying a house here). 👴👵
Still get the chills walking down the streets of Whitefield, looking at apartments where cottages once stood owned by old Anglo Indian couples. Honestly makes me sad, as I have watched these homes with beautiful British architecture turn into schools or apartment buildings overnight, but none of this erases the memories I have of these houses that once stood proud.
I just hope that the few houses that are still standing to not fall prey to developers. 😌 very very lucky to have seen the real Whitefield. .
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#templerun on a breezy saturday evening.
This 1300 year old temple in begur, Bangalore is testimony to many miracles and super natural powers. Established by erstwhile Ganga Dynasty king and further commissioned by Chola king. Lapped up on the banks next to vast expanse of Begur lake, Naganatheshwar sanctum is home of positive vibrations and cosmic energy. Each of the 5 Panch-linga have their own significance and according to legends and folklore of the localities many of have benefitted from it. The amazing power of this temple is known to be mentioned in the nadi shastra of Agasthya muni. Many believers of this temple have benefitted in all the spheres of life to an extent of becoming rags to riches. It beckons devotees from many countries that include Australia, Malaysia, Uganda etc..
The rustic charm and the marvel of the rashtrakuta architecture is noteworthy. Do visit this little piece of history and be at peace.

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Aurobindo Bhavan and it's Veena with a green thumba.

Built in 1932 by the then Maharaja of Nepal for his Bangalore settled sister, this two-storied bungalow hidden behind flowering Millingtonias and Jacarandas now houses the Aurobindo Bhavan.
Open to public from 6.30am onwards, it houses various prayer halls and a small picture gallery/museum dedicated to Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa.
Among the various interesting artifacts stored in its rooms is this long necked Veena with a green thumba. A slight oddity in a place, where the sound of music is seldom heard.
Definitely a nice curious detour to explore, if you are around the Ulsoor Lake area.

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Begur Diaries - Part 1

The year is CE 870. The air hung with the disgusting smell of blood; swords and shields lay scattered amongst mutilated bodies; amidst the cries of the injured as the dust settled on the battle field, brave Buttanasetti lay dead.

The inscription immortalizing him, discovered at the premise of the Panchalingeshwara temple at Begur tells us that he fought bravely, resisting the Nolambas who were expanding their domain towards the west at the expense of the Western Gangas at whose court, the deceased warrior's father - Nagattara served in his capacity as the chieftain of the town of Vepura or modern day Begur.

The inscription says that the battle took place at the village of 'Bengaluru', making it the earliest known written record that mentions India's IT capital, nearly 600 years before it was 'founded' by Kempe Gowda I.

Located en route Electronic City, about 2 km from the busy Silk Board junction, Begur is a treasure trove for history lovers, with the Panchalingeshwara temple being the jewel in its crown.

The three newly constructed towers, adorned with a myriad deities in vivid colors, looking over the devotees below, provide a brilliant contrast to the ochre colored granite stone in which the temples were built by successive dynasties ruling this part of the country in the middle ages - the Gangas of Talakkad, the Nolambas of Hemavathi and the Cholas of Thanjavur.

Dating back to at least 1100 years, the temple complex, as its name suggests, houses shrines dedicated to five Shiv Lingas - Nagareshwara, Parvati Nageshwara, Choleshwara, Karneshwara and Kali Kamateshwara (where the death of Buttanasetti is engraved), each with its own 'Nandi', dutifully kneeling before its master.

Date: 5 November, 2016

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