Starting at 2PM from Bangalore via Electronic city, Hosur, Ambur to Vellore.
Awesome road condition because of Chennai –Bangalore Highway which our riders
enjoyed biking and I too enjoyed as pillion as usual!! A complete rest with
SAND PIPERS made more energetic for the next day. Must say Chennai has only 3
seasons Hot, Hotter, Hottest!!
|View on the Way|
The fort city of Tamil Nadu
Vellore is one that boasts of a rich history and has witnessed the rise and
fall of several important dynasties such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the
Rashtrakutaas, the Sambuvarayars, the Marathas, even the Nawabs! Some such
attractions include the Golden temple,Vellore Fort, Jalakanteswarar Temple. Vellore
a city is on the banks of the Palar River, one that at first glance can surely
have all wondering why it means a ‘City of Spears’!
Jalakanteshwara Temple is the other marvel of the
Vellore Fort. Built by the Vijayanagar king in 1550 A.D. the Jalakanteshwara
Temple is nothing short of an architectural wonder! Complete with exquisite
carvings on its gopuram (tower). It is said the reason why the temple is
named Jalakandeswar “Lord Siva residing in the water” is because the
temple is situated below the temple moat.
|Vellore Fort Map|
However on going through its glorious history, one finds that this
beautiful city known for its stunning Dravidian architecture has been witness
to many wars and battles and has even often been described as …
the strongest fortress in the Carnatic War!.
The vellore golden temple is the Mahalakshmi temple called ‘Sripuram Golden
Temple’…something that will definitely catch your eye!!! Made out of
more than a tonne of pure gold it is the only temple in the world that is fully
covered with gold. Located around 6 km from Vellore, the temple structure
is known for engravings, and while the deity of Mahalakshmi is caved of granite
stone, it is covered with gold ornaments! Importantly more than the mahalakshmi
photos we could see swamiji photos all around which is nothing but self
advertisement!! We had taken tickets of VIP darshana which costed 250/- per
Had a peaceful and blessed darshana as we had given nearly 20 min in
front of Goddess. Had good lunch in temple as it was 12.30PM and started way
back to Bangalore. Reached Bangalore around 7.30PM as expected.
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