March 2nd, 2014


The Bilekkal Temple, Sundaghatta, Karnataka, 280214

I went with N C Mohan and Raja Bandi to do a recce of the area around his farmhouse, and by sunset, he took us to a point nearby which was called "Bilekkal". This is a corruption of "Bili Kallu" or white stone...

This is a large white monolithic rock (visible from right across the valley as we approached from Kanakapura)

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under which a woman is said to have lived and attained salvation, and where a small temple exists today.


Near the temple, one of the rocks had been painted into an elephant by someone with artistic imagination:


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Another view of the Bilekkal Temple:


We left after the sun set: