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    Pray Melukote, the Karnataka town famed for temples and tanks and its unforgettable puliyo


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    Melukote, the Karnataka town famed for temples and tanks and its unforgettable puliyogare


    The Cheluvarayaswami Temple

    Perched atop the rocky ridge of the Sahyadri ranges, Melukote is famed for its temples, tanks, Iyengar puliyogare and the Academy of Sanskrit Research.

    The compelling aroma of puliyogare (tamarind rice) assailed my senses as I sauntered along the narrow, winding lanes of the temple town of Melukote in Karnataka. I stumbled upon Iyengar priests chanting Sanskrit slokas and reading religious books seated in their cool verandahs.

    I found women in their traditional nine-yard saris drawing intricate kolas in front of their houses at the break of dawn. The typical Iyengar touch was perceptible in the architecture of the simple and humble dwellings of orthodox Hindus whose ancestors have resided here for centuries.

    Perched atop the rocky ridge of the Sahyadri ranges, Melukote is famed for its temples, tanks, Iyengar puliyogare and the Academy of Sanskrit Research.
    The 12th century Cheluvarayaswami Temple, here flaunts a rose-coloured gopuram and lions’ heads facing north, south, east and west and ornate carvings on the pillars in the cloister-area surrounding the temple. Melukote is intricately linked with the famous Vaishnava saint and philosopher, Ramanujam, who established the temple and its associated monasteries here. He is said to have recovered the lost idol of the main deity.

    Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/article...liyogare-54587
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    hi

    thanks...my friend got appointment in the academy of sanskrit library in melukotte....i heard that its iyengar's town...only

    one smartha family there.....many are migrated from srirangam during mysore maharaja period...still tamil dominated

    vadagalais are there.....
    asato maa sadh gamayaa, tamaso maa jyotir
    gamayaa, mrityor maa amritham gamayaaa..
    om shanti, om shanti, om shanti...upanishad
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