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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shriman Nelemavu Matha - Siddapur, Uttara Kannada District

Shrimad Jagadguru Shankaracharya is reputed to have founded four Mathas in Bharata (In all 4 directions respectively). And his followers, they founded Mathas in many different places across the country over the years. Shriman Nelemavu Matha is one among such 'Advaita Peetas'. 

It is a Malnad Region of Karnataka, Nelemavu (Hobali) is a Spiritual Heritage place in Siddapura Talluk. Located about 25KMs from Sirsi and from Siddapur about 30KMS. On the bank of Aghanashini River Shri Matha is located.

People of Herur Seema (Specific Region) belong to Shri Matha and also Pancha Gramas of Honnavar Talluk are the Shishya Varga (Disciple) of Shriman Nelemavu Matha. Approxiately 800 year old Matha is prominent with other Advaita Peetas.

Shri Lakshmi Narasimha is the lord of Shri Matha. Every year in the month of May there will be a fair. Rathotsava is also one of the attractions here.

Sirsi -(12km)- Kolgibis -(12km)- Herur -(1km)- Nelemau Matha
Siddapura -(18km)- Harsikatta -(8km)- Golimakki -(4km)- Nelemavu Matha

Other Tourist Places Nearby:
Shri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Herur (Just 1KM)
Unchalli Falls (About 14KM) 

Contact: Shri Ganapati M Hegde, Hegnur. President – Administration, Shri Nelemavu Matha. Mobile : +91 944 889 4067/ 08389- 254 935

Special Mention: Presently Shri Matha building is under renovation. All devoties/ tourists/  visitors kindly make donations in favour of “Shriman Nelemvu Matha”. Acc No: 137601010002994. Vijaya Bank - Herur Branch, IFSC Code: VIJB0001376.

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Information and Photos : Guruprasad Hegde -  "

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gol Gumbaz - Bijapur District

Gol Gumbaz
This is the most famous monument in Bijapur. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). Built in 1659, is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah and some members of his family. Its vast dome is said to be the Second Largest Dome, unsupported by pillars, in the world, after St. Peter's in the Vatican City of Rome.
 It is the largest dome ever built in India, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome. A particular attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times. Another attraction at the Gol Gumbaz is the Whispering Gallery, where even minute sounds can be heard clearly 37 metres away. Gol Gumbaz complex includes a mosque, a Naqqar Khana (a hall for the trumpeters) (Now it is used as museum) and the ruins of guest houses.

It is constructed in such a way that even a pin drop can be heard distinctly from across a space of 38 m, in the Whispering Gallery. The acoustics here are such that any sound made is said to be repeated 10 times over. In the surrounding ornamental gardens is an archeological museum.

The Archaeological Museum

It has several curious objects like inscriptions, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and weapons etc., displayed. It is near Gol Gumbaz and is run by the Archaeological Survey.

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Photos: Sundar , Shriharsha B S - SPP Team - Relyon Bangalore
Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

Ibrahim Rouza - Bijapur District

The Ibrahim-Rauza, built by Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II (1580-1627), consists of his tomb and mosque within a square compound, both rising face to face from a common raised terrace, with a tank and fountain between them. Built on a single rock bed, it is noted for the symmetry of its features. It is said that the design for the Ibrahim Rauza served as an inspiration for that of the famous Taj Mahal.

 The mosque has a rectangular prayer-chamber, with a facade of five arches, shaded by the chhajja and a slender minaret at each corner. Enclosed within a square fenestration rises the bulbous dome with a row of tall petals at its base. The square tomb with double aisles around it, the inner one pillared, has similar features but is finer in proportions. Two narrow arches, next to the ones at each end, break up its facade. On the interior, each wall has three arches, all panelled and embellished with floral, arabesque or inscriptional traceries. The tomb-chamber has a low curved ceiling made of joggled masonry, with empty space between it and the dome. 

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Photos: Sundar , Shriharsha B S - SPP Team - Relyon Bangalore
Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

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