Of unforgettable and the forgotten wonders


The Hoysala period temple at Mosale village, near Hassan City, west of Hassan - Mysore state highway in Karnataka.
India is a land of immense creativity. From the pre-Islamic India temples of Khajuraho (Central India) to the last of Mughal era structures of Safdarjung tomb (Delhi), through ages, even a small period of peace in a kingdom/ region resulted in architectural master pieces. Even the British invested considerable resources in building the Viceroy's House - the present day Rashtrapati Bhavan (President of India's house).

But there are so many architectural and geological wonders in India that it is simply impossible for the Governments (state and central/ federal) alone to maintain these. While the Governments use their meagre resources to take care of the famous ones, the less fortunate ones remain hidden, at the mercy of time and often, vandals.

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While in Canada , we went on a trip to study 'Bleasdell' boulder. For some one who doesn't have knowledge of rocks or geology, this might seem another rock. But the locals have put enormous efforts to protect this rock and highlight its importance - the largest Glacial erratic of Ontario and among the largest in North America. Also it is highlighted as among the oldest rocks in Canada , with an age of 2.3 billion years. But guess what? In India the rocks belonging to Archean gneisses (gneiss is pronounced 'nice') are equally old. 

These man-made and natural structures - temples, forts, mosques, geological relics, belong to the nation, to us. It is imperative of the successful people of our society - the businesses, the celebrities to come forward and contribute to saving these. It is important that locals living near these structures take care of them as the legacy left behind for them, by the ones who lived before them. 
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  1. Awesome! I never knew such a place existed. Thanks for sharing this with the world...

    Sankara
    http://www.beontheroad.com

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  2. Well said Ameen. There are several such places which need protection by the people.

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