Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anekere Padmavathi Basadi, Karkala

From Karkara town on our way to Hiriyangaddi we passed through a picturesque lake called Anekere. In the ancient times this lake was used to bath the Kings elephant and hence the name Anne (elephant) kere (lake).



In the middle of lake there is a beautiful structure, a Jain Basadi. This is the Padmavati Basadi, built in 1545 by Pandya VI the successor of Abhinava Pandya.



Today place was closed and as a result we could not go inside.  Never the less this is a beautiful place with reflection of the basdi in the lake.


43 comments:

krishna said...

so scenic and so serene...

Our photos said...

Beautiful reflection photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Kalpana Solsi said...

very beautiful

Cloudia said...

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Pietro Brosio said...

Wonderful views, Rajesh! Beautiful the reflection too!

Reader Wil said...

This is a building I could stay in for a while! It must be nice and cool in there. Something you need in the tropical heat!

OurJaipur.Com said...

Looks Like a Very Interesting Place. . . :)

ladyfi said...

How gorgeous!

LindyLou Mac said...

Love the reflections.

Janice Adcock said...

Always enjoy visiting your country through your lens!

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful place.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely place, Rajesh!! And beautiful skies as well! Wonderful captures for the day! Thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Carver said...

That looks like a beautiful spot. I like the reflections as well as all the shots.

Karen said...

Lovely reflections!

rupam sarma said...

wonderful post

Barb said...

Rajesh, It's always amazing to me when you give the dates of the structures. How gracefully they've withstood the years! It does look like a lovely place to visit.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the look of these tropical photos :)

Shaivi said...

Sitting in delhi this looks so good and I wanna go there immediately...:-)

svardslilja said...

A lovely place and thanks for telling the history of it! I wish you a great weekend!

Leovi said...

Yes, exquisite reflections, I like the Padmavati Basadi, pictures of delicious!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scene, Rajesh! Lovely captures.

genie said...

Stunning reflections of this lovely building. So pretty.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful shots of a beautiful place and love the water reflection ~ thanks, carol, namaste

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful reflections and lovely green...the kind of landscape I love. I'm fascinated with the idea of bathing an elephant!

TexWisGirl said...

the palm reflections are great!

Adrienne said...

oh, so ancient! Very nice capture!

'Tsuki said...

Great house indeed ! Nice catch on those reflections...

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

beautiful and classic :)

George said...

This is a very beautiful lake, and the building fits in perfectly.

Regina said...

Beautiful captures!

Happy weekend.

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

A beautiful reflections.

RedPat said...

Wonderful reflections!

sceneoftranquility said...

nice and tranquil lake view

Wandering Wren said...

You're right - your India is such a beautiful place.
Happy Blue Monday
Wren x

Lina Gustina said...

Lovely place to visit.

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Tanya Breese said...

how beautiful!

LV said...

An enjoyable and interesting post. I cannot imagine having big elephants in that pretty area.

R Niranjan Das said...

Serene and beautiful. Wonderfully captured. The architecture looks quite similar to that of Kerala style.

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful captures.... Reflection of coconut trees is simply amazing!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Such a beautiful place... :-)

Abhijit Ray said...

I have seen similer palace on water in Tripura. It is called Nirmahal. Nir meaning water and Mahal is palace. iI is beautiful. Surprised that structure lasted more than five hundred years.

themoonstone said...

Beautiful shots !

Priyashi said...

What a peaceful place it is.... Lovely... Nice pictures Rajesh...:)