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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chamundeshwari Temple and Chamundi Hills in Mysore India

As mentioned in my previous post, we continue now on our way to Chamundeshwari Temple Mysore.
Sarath proved to be an excellent and knowledgeable guide and we all four went first to Chamundi Hills and did visit the famous temple of which the original shrine got built in the 12th century and  the towers in the 17th century. Click on the pink hyperlink above for more info.
This is the 17th century temple in all its splendor.
Famous for its 7-storied, 40 meter high gopuram.
The temple can be accessed on foot by its 1,000 steps.
Here you can see part of the side of the quadrangular structure, which looks different than the front and back.
Offerings for the temple are being sold outside.
Goddess Chamundeshwari, Mysore (officially Mysuru) in the state of Karnataka.
It is believed that this is made out of solid gold...
Both of us did go inside the shrine and it was quite an impression.
The Indian Hindu mystic is something that makes an impact on the visual effect of displaying a Goddess.
All the fragrant flowers and the beautiful temple architecture touches ones soul!
Partly also because of the intense experience of the people around you.
So we also walked up to the Hindu priest who put an orange dot on our forehead and it really did touch you, all those arches and see through areas with images that made you almost peek inside a kind of heaven!
You have to walk bare footed or on your socks...
Close to the Chamundeshwari Temple on Chamundi Hills stands the gigantic statue of the demon king Mahishasura with a sword in his right hand and a cobra in his left.
Half way up Chamundi Hills in Mysore is also is a huge granite Nandi (bull) a 94.8 m carved monolith.
This Nandi of Mysore is over 350 years old. Click pink hyperlink for more info.
Husband Pieter always loved those painted Indian trucks, so this one got captured on camera...

Stay tuned for Lalitha Mahal and Mysore Palace...

Thanks for your visit and comment!



16 comments:

  1. Dearest Mariette,
    thank you for this very interesting post! The emple looks really interesting and it maust have been great to see it real!
    HAve a wonderful new week,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      The entire ceremony was quite impressive and the architecture is breathtaking!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, Such fascinating monuments you were able to visit. One thing I have noticed about Asian temples and shrines is that the various elements seem to be treated with affection as well as reverence--witness the brightly painted statues, garlands on the Nandi, and so forth. The statue of King Mahishasura reminds me of the discussion we had a while ago on Asian gods/heroes and snakes, and how we each ended up with our own smaller statues of them.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Your keen eye noticed it right, there is an admirable affection and reverence displayed by Asian people in regard to their religion. By noticing this, we can't get around feeling quite impressed and it did leave a lasting imprint on both of us. Indeed you and both of us ended up with a smaller statue of such great mythical hero.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Liebe Mriette,

    einen guten Start in die Woche wünscht dir

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Danke der Start war gut und das Ende sieht auch gut aus.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  4. Hi Mariette! It has been an interesting place. Have a nice new day

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      It sure was more than an interesting place! Magical.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Hi dear Mariette.
    Buffalo is very Big. People like him. He is really superb.
    Me too I love trucks with beautiful colors. In Africa they look like rainbow.
    Hugs to you and Pieter

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    1. Dearest Nathalie,
      Oh, superb indeed and considering that this has been created 350 years ago with limited tools!
      Those trucks are artwork in their own way. So much for the eye to admire and to take in...
      Hugs,
      Mariette & Pieter

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  6. Uma cultura muito interessante e aquele santuário é fantástico de uma grande beleza.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Dearest Francisco Manuel,
      Oh the Indian culture is so very rich and this sanctuary was indeed a marvel in its own!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. What a beautiful temple and those gigantic statues are amazing too.
    You had a fabulous experience in India Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      That entire day our eyes could barely keep up with all the beauty, splendor and grandeur we got to see!
      So very grateful for this excellent guided tour.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wow, the temple is so huge and very detailed! Statue of Nandi is quite impressive, too!
    Great capture of the truck. The delicate design of painting and the big truck seem to collaborate well :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      This day was one of the highlights in our life. So happy and grateful for having had this chance.
      There was so much to admire...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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