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Sunday, 22 August, 2010

Kempe Gowda Tower at Lalbagh, Bangalore

Kempe Gowda (Wikipedia) tower at Lalbagh (Wikipedia).

The rock is one of the oldest rock formations on earth, dating back to 3000 million years (Geological Survey of India)





Saturday, 21 August, 2010

Begur Temple

Begur Temple (Wikipedia) is Bangalore's oldest temple - about 1300 years old.

Even though I had written about the Begur Temple earlier, I took upon a self-assignment to photograph this historic place and share with you all.

Temple Front
Temple Front

The stone pillars inside the Begur temple
The stone pillars inside the Begur temple

A view of the side of the temple
A view of the side of the temple

Rear view
Rear view

A closeup of one of the windows on the side of the temple
A closeup of one of the windows on the side of the temple

Nandi outside the temple
Nandi outside the temple

Tuesday, 6 July, 2010

Shivanasamudra Falls

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Shivanasamudra is a small town in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri and is the location of the first Hydro-electric Power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902.
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Friday, 2 July, 2010

Begur, Bangalore

Begur is a village in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is in the state capital Bangalore. It is off Bangalore-Hosur highway. It is said to have been a prominent place during the rule of the Chola Kingdom. A historical tank and a beautiful old temple(Naganatheshwara temple) dating back almost 1300 years can be seen there along with a broken old fortress which is the home of another temple.

Historical Naganatheshwara temple at Begur.

Thursday, 10 June, 2010

Indian Numbering System

The Indian Numbering System also known as the Lakh and Crore system is used in the Indian sub-continent and neighbouring countries. This system uses separators differently from the western Million numbering system.

For example, 413,945,000 would be written as 41,39,45,000 and read as forty one crores thirty nine lakhs and forty five thousand.

You can read more about this in Wikipedia