Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ayn Rand quote

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed." -- Ayn Rand, "Atlas Shrugged", 1957

..applies to companies too.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ಸಾಧನಕೆರೆ ~ Sadankere ~ Sadankeri

Welcome to Sadankeri. This is the north entrance.
A footpath around the pond makes this place a favorite for morning walkers.
The iconic palm. There's another palm to the right, out of sight.
Map of Sadankeri pond and gardens.
Art work close to eastern entrance.
Footpath along the eastern boundary.
Way to musical fountain.
Well maintained garden of hibiscus and other flowers.
Recreation: boating, toy train, musical fountain, food court and amphitheater.
Varakavi Dr. Bendre, recipient of Jnanpith award for Kannada literature.

Collection of ancient sculptures including a Jain image.
A gaggle of goose can be seen wandering about.
Close to food court is this art work depicting a woman performing Yoga.
Open air theater.
Tree on a tree.
Mango garden
Man, woman and child.
Girls riding a paddle boat.
One of the many shaded paths.
Sadankeri is open from 5 AM to 8-30 AM, no entry fee. Gates remain closed between 8-30 AM and 10 AM. Then it is open again from 10 AM to 8 PM, entry fee for adults is Rs. 10. Musical fountain show is only on Saturdays, Sundays and government holidays - 7-30 PM to 8 PM. Separate charges apply for boating, toy-train, and other amusements.

Places to see in Dharwad.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Places around Dharwad

Few weeks back a list of interesting places in Dharwad was published. In this post we have 3 lists of historical, religious and interesting spots around Dharwad...

..within 50 kms from Dharwad
  1. Haliyal fort
  2. Madiwaleshwara Matha, Garag
  3. Kittur fort and Archeaological museum
  4. Kamalanarayana temple, Devgaon
  5. Kalgudi, Degulahalli
  6. Bhagawan Sri 1008 Varasiddhi Parshwanath, Kasamalagi
  7. Saundatti fort
  8. Jain Basadi, Amminabavi
  9. Subterranean cave temple, Amminabavi
  10. Chandramouleshwara Gudi, Unkal, Hubli
  11. Nrupatunga Betta, Hubli
  12. Siddarooda Matha, Hubli
  13. Moorusavira Matha, Hubli
  14. Shambulingeshwara Gudi, Kundagol
  15. Navagraha Tirtha, NH4, Varur
  16. Doddappa temple, Adargunchi

..between 50 and 100 kms
  1. Amruteshwara temple, Annigeri
  2. Bankapur fort and Nagareshwara temple
  3. Baobab trees at Savanur
  4. Buddhist monasteries at Tibetan camp, Mundgod
  5. Kavdikeri near Yellapur
  6. Dandeli and Syntheri Rocks
  7. Halashi and Ramtheerth
  8. Sangolli Rayanna memorial, Nandgadh
  9. Gangambike Memorial
  10. Belgaum fort and Ramakrishna Ashram
  11. St. Mary's Church, Belgaum Cantonment
  12. Sogal
  13. Hooli fort and temples
  14. Sirsangi fort and Kalilkadevi temple
  15. Munvalli fort
  16. Renuka Sagar and Naveel Theerth Dam
  17. Yellamma temple
  18. Parasgad fort
  19. Somanatha temple, Lakshmeshwar
  20. Shrimantgad fort and Havalavvana Gudi

..between 100 and 150 kms
  1. Sathodi falls
  2. Ulavi caves
  3. Tarakeshwara temple, Hangal
  4. Harihareshwara temple, Harihar
  5. Purasiddeshwara temple, Haveri
  6. Gajendraghad fort and Kalakaleshwara temple
  7. Dambal
  8. Itgi and Kuknur
  9. Koppal fort
  10. Koppal Gavimath
  11. Ashoka inscription at Gavimath
  12. Ashoka inscription at Palki Gundu
  13. Bahadhur Banda fort
  14. Ancient temples of Sudi
  15. Ponda
  16. Sonda fort and Sonda Matha
  17. Sahasralinga
  18. Mookambike temple, Sirsi
  19. Madukeshwara temple, Banavasi

Click on links to see details about the place.
This post will be updated as frequently as possible.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Prashanta Dhama ~ Shri Durgadevi temple complex

Prashanta Dhama is the name given to the temple complex at Dharwad's police campus. The campus is situated right next to Sadankeri (Sadana Kere). Within the complex are five temples dedicated to Ganapati, Eshwara, Durgadevi, Hanuman and Navagraha.

This is the arch at the main entrance of the complex ~ Mahadwara..

Prashantadhama's Mahadwara
Two stone plaques on either sides of the Mahadwara..

Ganapati Mandir
Banyan tree
Eshwar Gudi
Tulasi Brindavan & Navagraha Mantap
Hanuman Mandir
Durgadevi Gudi
painting of 'OM' on Durgadevi Gudi wall

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


painting at Durgadevi temple, Police HQ, Dharwad