Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mulbagal

Mulbagal is a small town just off the National Highway 4 near Kolar. "Mulbagilu" means the "eastern door" in the native Kannada language as in the olden days it was the easternmost frontier of the state of Mysore.



Mulbagal was also the eastern gate to the Vijayanagara Empire in the ancient times. 



It has several must-see ancient temples:

Other places near by are:

31 comments:

Pietro Brosio said...

Very fine post, Rajesh.
I like so much these architectures, the carvings, the temples!

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful place :)

Our photos said...

Lovely photos!
Greetings from, RW & SK

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Some nice information and great pictures.

eileeninmd said...

What a neat place to visit, the first shot is my favorite. Great post, Rajesh!

Jeevan said...

Thanks for the info on the town! Beautiful photos

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous temples. They're very interesting, so full of details.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Nice one

Lowell said...

Very interesting and beautiful. I like the muted colors in the first shot. That large rectangular building reminds me of a huge tomb.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

A lovely post - glad I happened upon you today on Travel Photo Discovery. Hope you'll visit our TravelnWrite as well. India is on our 'future's bucket list' of must-see's!

Prasad Np said...

Another treasure, I am learning for the first time...

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful carvings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Superb, fascinating captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! I love the colorful first one in particular! Have a great week!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots.

Fun60 said...

The sculpture of that first god is still so colourful.

Ruth Kelly said...

Your temples are amazing.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Always amazing sights on your blog and very creatively displayed ~ thanks, namaste, carol, xo

Cynthia said...

That's a fearsome looking being in th e first photo and a beautiful top on the temple. Such intricate carvings. Thanks for sharing a part of the world I haven't seen before.

Indrani said...

Jai Hanuman!
Great series.

MastHoliday said...

Great looking temples! spectacular architecture....

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Lovely photographs..:-)

George said...

The architecture and details of the temples are amazing. This looks like a fascinating town to visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lots of temples in this one location~ they are so lovely.

Leovi said...

Yes, I love Mulbagal! Nice pictures!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Hope you are having a superb summer!
Sorry for the absence, but 2013 has been even worse than 2012... Anyhow, enjoy the blues of Grenada, and have a great vacation, if you can manage!!
All the best!

Michele {Malaysian Meanders} said...

I really like that first photo. What does that statue represent?

Rajesh said...

Michele: The sculpture in the first shot of Hindu deity Hanuman.

R Niranjan Das said...

Seems like an interesting place!

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

VJ Sharma said...

Beautiful photographs. Do you have any other post wherein you have more details about itinary of other interesting places around? Would like to know and plan accordingly..

Rajesh said...

Vijay, as indicated in the post there are 3 nearby places. Some more details are here http://myindiantravel.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunshine-on-cloudy-day.html and related posts.

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful places :)