A small cannon that was used by the Maratha warriors to fight against the invaders.
Note the carving of an elephant head at its base.
Now this cannon is placed by the entrance of the palace of Raja Shivaji’s descendants.
Linking to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage!
The following is taken from a Sanskrit Shloka. (A Shloka is a couplet or a small poem in Sanskrit)
A Destroyer is always considered as mightier than everyone else; however, a Savior is even more great than a destroyer — this has been explained so well here. Continue reading
Sounds contradictory? But that was the first thought that crossed my mind when I visited the Venkateshwara Temple at Belandur on the outskirts of Bangaluru. (outer ring road). Continue reading
In today’s age, we all are aware of the Natural Resources — or rather the shortage of natural resources, and the need to use them carefully. Even the children are now taught in the school from a young age that whatever the nature provides us with, is precious and is in limited quantity; so wastage of any kind should be avoided. Continue reading
It is still a few more days for Navaratri, and the air is already full of festivities. The markets are flooded with ethnic and rustic apparels, accessories and jewellery, specially for dandiya – garba, the local Kali temple premises are abuzz with pandal preparations for Devi Pooja.
But all these things carry me back in time to a totally different scene and celebration — that of Bhondla or Hadga. It is a Maharashtrian tradition and is celebrated over the nine days of Navaratri. Continue reading
Sajja Kothi is one of the structures of a well-known fort (Panhala) of Maharashtra; but it has a independent historical identity of its own. Sajja means balcony; this one storied construction has many balconies overlooking the vast vista across the Sahyadri ranges and hence the name Sajja Kothi. Continue reading