History and legend through the lens

The architectural grandeur and aesthetic finesse of Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi, Chennakeshava Temple, Belur and Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu, all in Karnataka, are must-see places for devotees and connoisseurs alike. Suresh Krishnaswamy’s YouTube uploads on each of these, open your eyes to the marvels on stone created by sculptors, who lived between the 11th and 13th centuries.

The videos run for about eight minutes each, with Krishnaswamy’s English commentaries (those on Belur and Halebidu have been scripted by Ramakrishnan Narayanaswamy) giving succinct inputs. The films are a meld of fact and legend, beauty and devotion, values and religion.

Udupi cuisine

For the gourmet, Udupi stands for lip-smacking food, and the docu opens with just that — the unique Udupi cuisine. It was handed down to posterity by the Shivalli Brahmins, who first made them as offerings for Lord Balakrishna, the presiding deity of Sri Krishna Temple....Read more


Source web page:The Hindu

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