Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kevda Masjidh Cenotaph, Champaner

The Kevda Masjid inside the Citadel of Champaner, in Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park is a beautiful 16th century structure.



In front of this mosque is a simple and symmetric cenotaph.



It is square in shape with a fluted central dome and four corner domes.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, Bangalore

Kadu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple in Bangalore is located in Malleswaram region. The temple is built on a hilly area and temple itself on a hill top. 



As per the historic records the temple was built in the 17th century A.D. by Venkoji, the brother of the Maratha King Shivaji.



A flight of 40 steps leads to the temple and as one enters inside one can see main sancum and Parijata tree. 



The presiding deity of the temple Lord Shiva in the form of Linga. This linga is much older than the temple, while the other idols accompanying Ganesha, Parvathi, Subramanya and many other are new additions.



This temple has been one of the oldest temple in the city and is very colourful.