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Temple Road for Ganesha Idols

The temple road in Mysuru is the place to visit during the festive season. This Ganesha Chaturthi, the road was livelier with people busy shopping for Ganesha idols and festival items. We got our little Ganesha from the stalls in Nrupatunga road near Kuvempunagar Shopping Complex. Our festive rituals was over by 11 am and I left home to check out the festive environment in the Mysore city. Bahubali and Kattappa in Temple Road, Mysore Bahubali and Kattappa - Ganesha Idol The Mysore weather was too confusing. The sky was sometimes clear and hot and sometimes cloudy and drizzling. With two thoughts in mind, to return home or go and explore, I almost reached the Gokulam area where we stayed before shifting to Shrirampura. Clay Ganesha's and Gowri Ganesha Idols made out of clay The vicinity of Ganesha temple in Gokulam saw some crowd doing purchases for the festival. Since it was slightly drizzling, the idols were partially covered. Selecting the right Idol for the f

Mysore to Nanjangud

Srikanteshwara Temple Nanjangud  The Srikanteshwara temple in Nanjangud is one of the ancient temples near Mysore. Also referred to as the Nanjundeshwara temple, this is one of the oldest temples in India dating back to 325 – 1000 CE (according to temple website). This temple is also popular as Dakshina Kashi. Srikanteshwara Temple Nanjangud  We visited this temple on a Saturday morning, about two weeks ago.  I assumed that the Shiva Temple would be crowded due to the weekend. Fortunately, it was not. We were not aware about the temple timings either. Our only plan was to be in Dakshina Kashi by 9 am. Mysore to Nanjangud Mysore to Nanjangud is about 23 kilometres, a 30 minutes’ drive. It depends upon how one travels. The road is good now. There was a time when this road was pathetic and one had to be cautious enough while driving to avoid road accidents. Oldest Temple in India - The Nanjundeshwara Temple There are plenty of government buses plying to Nanjangud from dif