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The Holy Walk

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Shot at Belur. Thanks to heavy monsoons , we ended up on a private car journey from Mangalore to Bangalore. En route and unexpectedly we came to this historic spot called Belur.


Some of the most magnificentspecimens of South Indian temples are those attributed to the Hoysala dynasty of Karnataka....right here in Belur. This is the Channakeshava temple complex....all in stone and just magnificent.


the temples built in those days were not just limited to the cause of worship and religion. Infact a temple was built for five reasons, where apart from religion, it provided scope for a justice court, a treasure house, an institution to impart ethical education and fostered our various arts including music and dance.


This is manually blended from 4 handheld exposures. 1 for the sky treated thru ACR. The others are layer masked or done thru blending modes

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Taken on July 16, 2009