Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mysore: Chamundi Hills

On the way back from the temple we stopped at a small Shiva temple located lower down on the hill. The attraction there was easy to see: this huge Nandi, which I read somewhere is one of the biggest in India. It dates back to the 17th century, is carved out of a single block of granite and is venerated as a deity in its own right:

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