Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Sringeri Visit

Thrilled to have a hundred of you friends!


I feel honored as each one of you joined my blog during the last few months. My joys of sharing each of these posts with you and hearing back the nicest comments possible kept up the yearning to come back again and again with every idea that popped up and every snap that i could pull out from my cam and each time my sons goaded me to do something fun-filled and joyous have brought me much closer to each one of you and i feel lost when i am not in the midst of you in the internet.


My today's post is a tribute to all of you! I sincerely invite all of you to visit India, and visit some of these places which i shared in my posts, which, i feel would give peace, happiness and joy to the inner souls of our life. 


In my today's post I am sharing  my joy visiting this serene and pristine spiritual town with a splash of pictures... hope you would enjoy too!




Sringeri Saradha Peetha is a spiritual hill station of South Karnataka. Sri Sharadamba is the goddess of  knowledge and wisdom, who is worshipped by sages and saints of this country for many centuries. An archeologically and spiritually significant temple built in the honour of Goddess Sharada at Shringeri, a small rown in a picturesque location, in the middle of western ghats. Sringeri is 70k.m. distance from Manipal, the city i live now.. It is situated on banks of the river Tunga  - foot hills of Satya mountain as a part of Western Ghats,Chikmagalore district,Karnataka.
The Philosopher  and Sage who propaated the spiritual path of Adwaitha Vedantha ( the philosophy that God and human being are inseperable part of a soul), Guru Sri Adi Sankaracharya established Sringeri Mutt and the temple at this location few centuries ago.

Here in Manipal rainy season starts in the first week of June itself. I visited this place  during the second week of June, in the midst of heavy rains, along  with my mother,aunt and my sis' beautiful daughter Archita. While we traveled I find the rain has suddenly become a beautiful song, with lots of drizzle and breeze, totally different from a downpour that was haunting us all the previous day, making it a memorable drive.

 Western Ghats

mountain ranges in lush green feasting our eyes
 journey through fog - in the midst of June! is this Indian summer?

                                            misty and rainy entrance to the road to Sringeri
Beauty of nature! Blue mountains away from Nilgiris!!!


                                           a stopover in the valley, crossing river Tunga, you can see me partly....

Suddenly, water falls emerging out of nowhere...

one more snap of nature... it was unexpected to have a blue misty morning, and here you are!!! beauty
 
A rain soaked bright way ahead in the jungles...to Sringeri

 Vidya Ganapathi Temple, the archeological marvel of 4th century

                                              one more view of this great monument
                                                          a towering view of the temple!!!

 This is the Saradhamba Temple
On the  River Tunga a foot bridge for pilgrims to reach the temple 
  The Temple Elephant is hurrying for lunch lead by its mahout!

Divinity all pervading... the temple cow is giving blessing to all devotees
  

Those are serving plates for serving food to all devotees visiting temple...we had lunch here 
On the way we visited Udupi and Malpe Beech.... This is a snap of me with my beautiful daughter,  mother-in-law, aunt and my mom (sitting on he far end of the bench, looking into the cam)!!! I will post the experiences of being a traveler with them along with their beautiful pics in my next post.

25 comments:

  1. Great to know that you had e gala time during your trip. Great clicks.

    Deepa
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  2. wow Rani, thank you so much for sharing these pictures. Those Nilgiri pictures were breathtaking and that blue misty morning, just perfect. Congrats on 100 followers :)

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  3. Hello Rani! I am not posting these days due to a work overload, but I want to thank you deeply for your beautiful words and for taking us on this spiritual and scenic trip to the temple. You've got a very nice family!

    Keep it up. I always enjoy your posts.

    Best,
    Nikk

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  4. Divine place .... I love the place ... had been there last year

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  5. Beautiful sceneries and photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Beautiful pictures.. Thanks for sharing :)
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  7. I've been to Sringeri as well...It's a lovely place...enjoyed your post and photographs

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  8. Nice clicks.. Have never been there.. Would like to visit after seeing ur clicks..

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  9. Fantastic clicks and thanks for sharing this great place with us....

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  10. Great clicks and hope u all had a lovely time, thanx for sharing such good info abt the places..

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  11. Thank you very much for sharing the pictures and the story with us.
    I've loved to meet you and your family.
    Marga(Morguix).

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  12. Beautiful pics & a wonderful write up!!! Yes, western ghats does have to offer plenty of amazing scenic beauty!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  13. wow...awesome post..
    lovely clicks..
    now I m tempted to visit soon..:)
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  14. Beautiful place ~ thanks for the nice virtual tour Rani!
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  15. Beautiful place:-) I have been to Udupi ,not to sringeri yet!! wud love to go there someday

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  16. Nice clicks, I know it is not easy to complete India, sure try to go some day.

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  17. Awesome pictures. My bro and dad have been to sringeri. I have been to mookambika :D Love the place.. :)

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  18. I never knew Manipal was so beautiful...I've only heard about it through the med students that go to school there and I guess they're busy studying. It sounds and looks GORGEOUS!

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  19. The place is absolutely heavenly and loved going through your pictures...Loved the fog.
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