torture. / പീഡനം.

പീഡനം

For those who are not able to read malayalam:

I had visited kudiyanmala area of kannur in 2006 November.
I found a number of such concrete or wooden crosses in areas
like maavumchal, kottayamtattu, palathadam thattu etc.Upon
enquiring the localities told me that those crosses are to
frighten the ghost of janu. She was gang raped and killed in
that area. She was tortured and killed and after death her soul
is being tortured by the symbol of the man who sacrificed his life
for the entire human race ! That’s quite Funny isn’t it ?

Somanathpura

Route from Bangalore: Take Mysore Highway, from Maddur take diversion towards Malavalli. From Malavalli take right turn and go straight. Thats it. Talakkad is 27 kms from Somanathpur.

A tourist @ kesava Temple, Somanathpur

Outside kesava Temple, Somanathpur

From the Entrance …

Left side.

Inside the temple

One Random shot …

More … (click to enlarge)

Thanks to the great friends who were with me for the trip. So Where are we going next week ?

Talakkad

Last weekend we ended up in a Talakkad. I must say that it is a mysterious place with Sand dunes and beautiful temples.

Siva Temple, Talakkad.

The festival in this temple is observed once in 12 years. This year the festival is being celebrated and it starts on November 20th 2006. (Well, the festival falls on the same year when Neela Kurinji blooms in Munnar !)

The Dwarpalaks (Gate Keepers)

(left)

(right)

The torso of the dwar palaks are Nandi’s Face !

The mysterious snake and rings

These granite rings, the snake and the corner of the roof is made of a single rock !!! Whoa!

Kaveri

On the way

The Gang