Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nerur, India

Nerur - Thirumukkudalur (Karur - Tamil Nadu)
Snapshots by:
Bhusavali
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Nerur is a small beautiful village with lots of vegetation, thanks to the River Cauvery. In the midst of this smoothening, rich cultivation, is a small building. It’s not a temple. It’s a burial place. It is the Samadhi of Saint Sadashiva Brahmendra.
Sadashiva Brahmendra lived around 350 years ago. He was a composer of several Bhajans and Carnatic Songs. He was a saint and is believed to have done several miracles. The Samadhi on the whole was built and maintained by Vijaya Ragunatha Thondaiman of Pudukkottai Samasthanam.
Every year, in the Tamizh month of Vaikasi (Mid May to Mid June), an 8 day festival occurs here starting from Panchami (The 5th day after New Moon day). This little Shiva statue beneath a tree there, attracted me so much.
Unfortunately the temple was closed. It’s an ancient temple for sure. Must be atleast 8-10 Centuries old.Mukkudal merely means the conjuction of 3. Here the 3 are the 3 rivers. One being Cauvery, Second being Amaravathi. The 3rd one is the doubtful part. Some say its Manimutharu and some say its Noyyal.
Here within the river were several sculptures in submerged state. These were mainly hero stones which are little human sculptures which are sculpted in the memory of the soldiers who die in the wars. That is a coracle - A circular boat lying upside down on a river side! And that's me on top of it!!!

Νερούρ (Nerur) Ινδία
Snapshots by:
Bhusavali
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Το Νερούρ (Nerur) είναι ένα μικρό, όμορφο χωριό με πλούσια βλάστηση, χάρη στον ποταμό Cauvery. Στη μέση αυτής της πλούσιας καλλιέργεια, είναι ένα μικρό κτίριο. Δεν είναι ναός. Είναι ένας τόπος ταφής. Είναι η Σαμάντι του Αγίου Sadashiva Brahmendra. Ο Sadashiva Brahmendra έζησε πριν 350 περίπου χρόνια. Ήταν ένας συνθέτης πολλών εκκλησιαστικών ύμνων. Ήταν ένας άγιος και πιστεύεται ότι είχε κάνει πολλά θαύματα.
Κάθε χρόνο, κατά το μήνα Tamizh του Vaikasi (μέσα Μαΐου έως τα μέσα Ιουνίου), πραγματοποιείται εδώ, ένα φεστιβάλ οκτώ ημερών αρχής γενομένης από Panchami (Η 5η μέρα με τη μέρα Νέα Σελήνη). Αυτό το μικρό άγαλμα του Σίβα κάτω από ένα δέντρο εκεί, μου τράβηξε πάρα πολύ την προσοχή μου.
Δυστυχώς ο ναός ήταν κλειστός. Είναι ένας αρχαίος ναός στα σίγουρα. Πρέπει να είναι 8-10 αιώνων.Mukkudal σημαίνει απλώς την πλοκή των 3. Εδώ το 3 είναι τα τρία ποτάμια. Ο ένας να είναι ο Cauvery, ο δεύτερος ο Amaravathi. Το 3ο είναι το αμφίβολο μέρος. Μερικοί λένε είναι ο Manimutharu και μερικοί λένε ότι είναι ο Noyyal της.

Εδώ μέσα το ποτάμι βρίσκονταν διάφορα γλυπτά βυθισμένα. Ήταν κυρίως γλυπτά ηρώων στη μνήμη στρατιωτών που σκοτώθηκαν στους πολέμους. Αυτή είναι μια ελαφρά λέμβος - Ένα κυκλικό σκάφος βρίσκεται ανάποδα σε μια πλευρά του ποταμού! Και εγώ από πάνω του!

13 comments:

Lydia said...

So beautiful...the photos and the people featured in them! I love India even though I have never been there. It seems to be a place of the heart. I am nearly finished reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and my favorite segment of the book - by far - was when she was in India.

Thank you for a special "visit" today.

Εlena said...

Είναι πανέμορφη η Ινδία…
Ολόκληρη η χώρα, η κουλτούρα, ο κόσμος σε μαγεύουν….

Zuzana said...

Very interesting and the images are so exotic, Bhusavali is also so very pretty.;)
xo

Cheryl said...

India is so intriguing. Wonderful photos and interesting information :)

Janie said...

I like the little statue beneath a tree and the beautiful scenery. Thanks for the tour!

Eneida said...

Beautiful photos! Culture is very interesting!
Kiss!

magiceye said...

that was very interesting
thank you

Vaggelis said...

κάθε ανάρτηση και μια πινέζα στον χάρτη με τα must see before die places. Να είσαι καλά

Ola said...

very exotoc to me!the last one is on the turtle?

Lakshmi said...

lovely to read abt my own country ..sigh ! there are so many places to see

Anastasia said...

To me India is a country of spellbound magic - even though I've never been there. I loved all the photos of a truly amazing country.

eden said...

Interesting place and lovely photos.

Have a great weekend

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Hey Phivos,
Thank you so much for featuring me in your blog.. I'm so glad.. :)
Hey Everybody,
Thank you so much for your kind comments... I'm overwhelmed.. :)

@Lydia,
Pls do visit India. I'm sure you'll fall in love with this amazing country...

@Zuzana,
Thanks dear.. I'm flattered.. :)

@Cheryl,
Thank you sweetheart.. :)

@Janie,
Its the statue of the Hindu God Shiva. He is typically represented like this in a Yogic pose, seated on tiger skin with River Ganges (represented as a lady) flowing down from his head.. :)

@Eneida,
Thanks dear.. *Hugs*..

@Magic Eye,
Thanks dear.. :)

@Ola,
No no my dear... Its a coracle... Its a circular bamboo boat...

@Lakshmi,
Yeah... Isn't India so vast..???

@Anastasia,
Do visit India my dear... Thank you so much dear...

@Eden,
Thank you so much dear.. :)

@Elena & Vaggelis,
Wish I understood the language...

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