Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thousand Pillar Basadi, Moodbidri

Thousand Pillar Basadi in Moodbidri is one of the most important Jain Temple in the area. The local Chieftain Devaraya Wodeyar initiated the construction of the this beautiful temple in 1430. 



The construction of the temple completed in 31 years and it was built in phases. In the first phase sanctum was built with eight foot idol of Chandranath. As a result this temple is also known as the Chandranath Basadi. In the second phase magnificent prayer hall was built with its innumerable pillars.


Every pillar in this basadi is very unique and showcases the architectural excellence and grandeur. 



The big and small pillars all together they are thousand and hence the name. Every pillar has unique figures carved on them. 



In the last phase of construction was the erection of 60 foot monolith pillar, commissioned by Queen Nagala Devi. 

Mosaic Monday

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sparrow Tree at Ooty

When in Ooty, we noticed a tree with bare branches. On hearing lot of chirping sound, we approached the tree curious to know what it is.



The tree was decorated by the little sparrows.