Manmatha or Kama – the god of love

Kama Samhara Murthy, Nanjangud

Another interesting statue in Nanjanagudu is that of Manmatha or Kama - the god of love (Kama Samhara (killing) Murthy (idol)). During Holi festival, effigy of Manmatha or Kama is burnt, which is known as Kamadahana. The story behind Kamadahana … [Read more...]

Kiratha Arjuna – Shabara Shankara

Kiratha Arjuna - Shabara Shankara

One of Lord Shiva’s statues in Nanjanagud is Kiratha Arjuna – Shabara Shankara statue. The character of KiraAthaArjuna is introduced in the Aranya Parva (forest section) of the great epic Mahabharatha. During the Pandavas tenure in the … [Read more...]

ಸರಸ್ವತಿ ಆರತಿ ಹಾಡು – Aarathi Song

festivals-saraswathi

During Dasara, Saraswathi is worshiped and on this day few people choose to arrange the dolls.  This year (2012) it is on 20th Oct. ಜಯ ಮಂಗಳವೆನ್ನಿರೆ ವಾಣಿಗೆ | ಜಯ ಜಯ ಅಜನರಸಿಗೆ ||ಅ ಪ || ವಿದ್ಯಾದೇವಿಗೆ ಸಿರಬಾಗಿ ವಂದಿಪೆ ವರದಾಯಿಗೆ ಶುಭಕರಿಗೆ … [Read more...]