The driver took us through narrow lonely village roads and my uncle suddenly asked us 'What if our driver is a ghost?' he backed it up by saying that the driver brought us to Bhangarh though we had plans of going to Alwar. The lonely roads supported his point.
If you've grown up in South India, you've definitely heard her voice. How did a woman from the Devadasi community storm the male bastion of Carnatic Music to become a world wide icon?
The Adil Shahis wanted to transform their capital city to rival the Mughal cities in the North by building imposing courtly structures, gardens, wells, waterways and granaries. Most of the structures have fallen to ruin, some have been converted to government offices and only a handful are open to tourists.
Basavanna’s samadhi at Kudala Sangama is a place of great importance to his followers and admirers alike. But largely forgotten is the place where he was born, Basavana Bagewadi which is just 45 km from Bijapur on the Bijapur-Bangalore highway. The main place to visit in Basavana Bagewadi is a Kalyani Chalukya temple built in the 11th century dedicated to Lord Shiva and his vahana (vehicle) Nandi/Basava.