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August 15, 2009

Dr Rajkumar (80ft) Road


Hey! Isn't that Vishnu's bed?


Star Signs.

I've very little idea about Western and Indian astrology but I thought that these stone carvings of star signs on the walls of the Shaneeshwara Temple were different from what we usually see in Deccan temples. It stands out like the stained glass work at the Mangeshi Temple in Goa. Something different. This temple seems to be new, very popular and prosperous too. Shaneeshwara or Saturn is supposed to be one of the most powerful gods in Indian mythology.

After Ganesha, Shani is probably the most popular Hindu deity in the city. Even though there aren't many large temples dedicated to him, he's everywhere on Benglur streets, especially in the crowded market areas. If you have seen small shrines with bright painting of a God sitting on a crow, you have spotted him.

4 comments:

sandeep said...

beautiful shot, yet again. i'm a keen follower of ur blog. it was good always and gave us a slice of bangalore. last couple of months (after the exhibition, i feel), the technical quality of the pictures too have gone up. gr8 lighting and framing for this shot too.

SloganMurugan said...

Thank You, Sandeep. Yes, the exhibition helped. I'm a lot more careful now. I keep in mind that I may have to print the image someday.
I have a new camera now. a Lumix LX3. It gives me better control over light and I shoot 'raw'.

Bit Hawk said...

Interesting photo! Had not observed it, even though I have gone past that quite a few times.

As far as I know, Shani is the son of Surya (and not Shiva) If there are any mythological stories mentioning that Shani is Shiva's son, please let me know more details.

SloganMurugan said...

Bit Hawk.
I have corrected the mistake. He's Surya's son.

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