Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Varanga Trip

Another wonderful trek on this monsoon in my bike. I got call from my friend Sudheer Kumar on Sunday morning and within a minute we planned this trip. I reached Varnga village by 9am & had my breakfast at a small Hotel.

Varang is little known for Jain Temples,It is a very beautiful place with lots and lots of greenery around it and more over there are three Jain Temples in that place. First we visited Neminath &Chandranath Basadi.
Neminath Basadi...
Neminath Basadi is 1000 years old. The bronze idols of 24 Tirthankaras in Kayotsarg posture is in the hall. The idol of Mulnayak Bhagwan Neminath (5 feet tall) is in the Garbhagriha. Chandranath Temple is dedicated to Mulnayak Bhagwan Chandrapath & the idol is made of Chandrashila and one could see the light across the idol.

Inside the temple.


Kere Basadi is very religious always crowd with Jain’s devotes. Kere Basadi is the most beautiful and worth seeing place, this is a unique Shrine in the middle of the lake. On this tiny islet, you can feel the aura so typical of many Jaina holy places.

The Jain basadi in the lake has four sided idols in four directions facing North, South, East and West. The idols of 4 Tirthankaras are Bhagwan Parsvanatha, Bhagwan Neminath, Bhagwan Ananthanath, Bhagwan Shantinath.

In the year 1711 of Vikram era, Muni Shilvijaya came here on a pilgrimage. In the past, this was a rich and prosperous city at present hundreds of people come here to worship daily.

Theertha Kallu waterfalls.

Near KereBsadi one small beautiful Waterfall is there called TheerthaKallu, 1hour of simple trek from this temple we reached this beautiful place. This water very medisinic & purified. We enjoyed sometime in this place & saw some places around called Anekalu &Huliguhe.

Anekallu rock...

Next we had our lunch in Varanga and moved to Mundli here Suvarna River in rains has created one small waterfall. Here we really enjoyed the volume of water & peacefulness of nature.


Durga Waterfalls

Next we visit one more waterfalls in Durga & finally on return we reached Parapadi. So one more weakened of waterfalls and bike riding completed the day with wonderful memories to carry.


ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

whow! great places and great shots. Water everywhere. you guys are having great time this rainy season!

ಪಾಚು-ಪ್ರಪಂಚ said...

Really Nice photos Rakesh.
1st and last one are more beautifull.
Keep going...:-)


sudheer kumar said...

another long bike ride,olleya jagagalu.mundli yannu innu munde yarigu nodake agolla antha bejaru.hydro power projectge jaga kottu agide. bad news for nature lovers,

Aravind GJ said...

You are enjoying a lot in this monsoon season!!
Keep going.

ಕ್ಷಣ... ಚಿಂತನೆ... bhchandru said...

Very good information with photographs. keep it up.

shivu said...

nice details about jain temple. with good photographs...