Thousands of kilometres to the South of Kashi ( Varanasi) lies one of the most Enchanting & Pristine surroundings I have seen in recent memory.

The Nimishamba Temple near Srirangapatnam, Karnataka, India  is located on the banks of the Cauvery ( or Kaveri ) River . The importance of the temple was enhanced manifold for me personally as I broke my 9 (Nine) day Navratri fast within these Enchantingly beautiful surroundings.

These Nine Days are followed by the festival Dusshera in Northern India and Ayudha Puja ( check out a previous blog titled FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA) in Karanataka in Southern India.

The Picture below is on the Ghats or Banks of the Cauvery River , also the connect to my ongoing posts on Kashi ( titled BLISS IN KASHI etc..) which is located thousands of kilometers away on the banks of the Ganges River.

The Goddess on the Banks of the Cauvery River

Live Music played in the background and delicious Tamarind Rice was served to all  pilgrims who visited the much revered Temple dedicated to a Powerful Incarnation of Goddess Durga.

Goddess Durga is the consort of Lord Shiva and 9 ( Nine) manifestations or Avatars of the Goddess are worshiped for Nine Nights during the Navratras.

Mother Nature is but a manifestation of the Goddess and this location was entirely wrapped in loads of Natural beauty.

The Nimishamba Temple Ghats

A fellow blogger asked me yesterday if I had blogged on the Navratras yesterday and shamefully  I could not recall anything. I will do so now on each manifestation of the Goddess as  I traverse this wonderous land.

This blog is thanks to her comment and the wonderous way that things connect in our lives and lead to something Glorious. I term it as ENCHANTINGLY DIVINE or the Will of God.

Am sharing the Spendid and Divine surroundings of this much Revered Temple located near Bangalore.

Enchanting Nature

The Towering Trees ,  Mountains reaching to the Clouds above and the pristine blue waters of the much revered River Cauvery  speak of the Wonders of Nature in the picture above.

The Round Coracal boats and fishermen add to the beauty of  the picture.

Enchanting Forests is all about Nature and thus intrinsically linked to the Divine.


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

16 thoughts on “ENCHANTINGLY DIVINE”

  1. For what I have seen of India so far Mukul, Karnataka is my favourite for landscape with the rich agricultural land around Mysore and along the Cauvery and Srirangapatnam is a spiritual place. Have you been further north in Karnataka? The landscape around Hampi is amazing, as are the temples that date back to the 6th Century.

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    1. Yes the Mandya district is rich indeed as you rightly point out. Hampi on my radar for sometime. Will surely go sooner than later. Thank you for your visit and comments. Appreciated indeed.


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