Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Bangalore

Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the oldest Murugan temples in Bangalore.  It is said to have existed since 800 years ago, and the idol in this shrine is identical to that in Thiruthani, one of the Six main abodes of Lord Muruga.  The temple is located in Jogupalya near the Halasuru metro terminal.   Here is the maps link.

Although the temple is in the middle of the city in a congested locality, it retains it's traditional look and calm ambiance.

The temple is also surrounded by spacious open area allowing plenty of parking.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Temple of Lord Muruga in Bangalore

Came across this temple of Lord Muruga in the Web.   A new temple - part of it is still under construction as of this date.  Impressive and modern construction.  There is very little information about it in the Web and even it's address isn't clear.   All that was available when I first saw it was that it was in BEML layout.   There are at least two BEML layouts in Bangalore that I know about: Brookfield, and Rajarajeswari Nagar.

This Shanmukha Temple is in BEML Layout, Rajarajeswari Nagar, Bangalore.   Here is the maps link.

Lord Muruga is called by a plethora of different names, popular of them being Shanmugha, Subramanya, and Karthikeya.

Update (Nov 22, 2012):  Visited this temple - it's built on a hilltop and has a massive Gopuram representing the six faces of Lord Karthikeya, facing six different directions.  First of it's kind to my knowledge.  The Gopuram is visible even about 2-3 kms from the temple as you approach the temple.

(Also see, Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Bangalore)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dissertation as a book

Was surprised to see that my doctoral dissertation, End-to-end abstractions for application-aware storage, was published as a book. Encountered it accidentally while searching for something else.  Even more surprised to see that the "book" is being sold by Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a cost of 69 USD.  The publisher ProQuest has gotten rights from my University for publishing dissertations as books, and I seem to have given my acceptance as part of the dissertation submission process to the Graduate School.  However, it's not clear how they came up with the sale price.

Flipkart sells it for more than 4000 rupees.

Yet to see a copy of this book.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Maldives ...

Pretty good shot out of my simple point-and-shoot at Maldives.  Amazing crystal clear water and white sand makes out a fantastic color.  Never seen such beaches before.