Saturday, 23 December 2017

HERO STONES, GOD & GODDESS STATUES – DHOTTAMUDUKARA, CHIMITTAHALLI – KONGU NADU / MANDALAM – THALAVADI- A HERITAGE VISIT.

07th December 2017.
After visiting Yelandur, Somanathapura heritage temples of Karnataka in the morning session, we returned back to Thalavadi. In the afternoon session had seen  group of hero stones and God & Goddess statues in worship at Dhottamudukara and  Chimittahalli.

DHOTTAMUDUKARA.
Very near to a tree temple, had seen a three tier Hero stone for three persons. In the lower tier the heros are shown with bow and arrow. In the middle tier the heros are taken to the heaven by the two angels. In the top tier all the three heros are in worshiping posture with hands folded. Nandhi with a Shiva Linga are also on the top tier. It was told this hero stone might be for the heros who died in the process of fight to save their cattle.






In this Village 17 statues of both Hero stones and God & Goddess statues are kept under a tree. The locals calls this as Mariamman Temple. The hero stones are for some Royal persons and common men. In some of the hero stones the heros are sitting on a horse. It was told that these  hero stones belongs to 16th century. It was observed that a 10 headed statues is also kept.. this may be Ravana, If it is Ravana, what is the legend behind this is not known.

 Hero stone
 Hero stone
 Is it Brahmi ?
 Is it Brahmi ?


 Hero stone
 Who might be.. Ravanan?
Worshiped as Mariamman 
CHIMITTAHALLI
In the middle of this village some  hero stones are kept in one place which are under worship. Some of the gods statues are for Vishnu and Royaleswarar ( What is the legend behind this is not known ). There are about 20 statues kept in  one place in this group.




 Rayaleeswarar – as per Kanataka Museum

Vishnu?
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA--- 

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