Tuesday, July 06, 2010

lepakshi

lepakshi is a small town 140kms from Bangalore.. in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh... a heritage site of Vijayanagara empire ...and about 400+ years old.

the temple complex is huge... with loads of legends.. some sculpted into its walls.. some painted on its  beautiful roof... hire a guide to listen to unbelievable stories. the temple is a functional one.

to add to the amazement is this huge heavy pillar hanging down from the roof! 

legend has it that among the 80 odd pillars in this temple, this particular pillar is the one that holds the whole structure together! like the saying goes 'mano ya na mano'

Thursday, July 01, 2010

july haiku

i wonder what chores
i'd delegate to my genie
if only i had one!
* for TheOneMinuteWriter prompt: delegate ( july1)

tell-tale signs confuse
you look more alive than dead
i'm oddly waiting!
* for TheOneMinuteWriter prompt: odd ( july 5)

the endless stories
and to tell them like they're real
precious heritage!
* for TheOneMinuteWriter prompt: heritage ( jul 7 )

should've just said no
to filling-in for you
while you vacation!
* for TheOneMinuteWriter prompt: just say no (jul 8 )