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Monday, June 13, 2016

The shrine of Bahubali or Gomateswara atop Vindhyagiri Hills, Shravanabe...

I prefer to make small videos with my mobile phone but prefer to shoot with a top end DSLR when it comes to still photographs. This video was shot by my son using my Xiaomi Redmi 2 mobile phone which shoots pretty nice and watchable HD videos.

In this video, the top of the Hill of Vindhyagiri can be seen and also the opposite Chandragiri hill upon which there are 15 shrines including a place where it is said that the mighty Maurya emperor Chandragupta Maurya dies, after abdicating willingly and spending time with his spiritual "guru" Vadrabahu. The 15th shrine is the cave of Vadrabahu. The whole temple atop this hill is about 1000 years old and the carvings are really exquisite.

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The statue of Bahubali atop Vindhyagiri Hills at Shravanabelagola, Karna...

During my last trip to Karnataka, one fine morning, I started for a town named Shravanabelagola which is about 120km from my starting point, Mysore (Mysuru). In a hired car, it takes about to reach there. It is advisable to start early in the morning, as the stones get heated up and it becomes very hard to climb barefoot (which is customary). Do not forget to carry a pair of socks which would make the climb easier.

There are two hills at Shravanabelagola, Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri. Atop Vindhyagiri hill, there stands a 57ft tall statue of Lord Bahubali, who was the eldest son of the first Tirthankara (prophet) of Jaina sect, named Adinatha. It is a monolithic statue carved from a single granite stone. To reach the top, one has to climb 650 steps, barefoot.

It is a very important pilgrimage site for the followers of Jain sect. Every 12 year a huge festival of "coronation" takes place here.

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Path through Bandipur national Park

A glimpse of a Safari that I did in the Bandipur National Park during the end of the May 2016.

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A small Indian Bison or Gaur family

The third and last video of Indian Bison or Gaur as seen while on Safari in Bandipur National Park of Karnataka. Video shot on 01/06/2016.


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Indian Bison or Gaur observing

To continue with my "non-standard" travelogue of Karnataka, here is one more video from my safaris inside the famous "Bandipur National Park". This was taken on 31st May 2016.

In this very short video, a male Indian Bison or Gaur, observing us, as our vehicle rolls down the path. This is a "bull", but quite a gentle beast.

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Indian Bison or Gaur, running and crossing the path

My Karnataka trip was mainly focused on Bandipur National Park, a beautiful place to experience the jungle and the wild. I did 7 safaris through the jungle and every time I found something new. Apart from that, I was always greeted by this beautiful species of mammal.

This time a Bull crossed our path. It's a small video, so hope you would all enjoy it.

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