Love Ain’t Easy

This classic sculpture of Shiva and Parvathi shows us how love is hard work. As the Lord lifts his wife to life and love, he’s struggling to keep his balance and breath. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea!

Sibling Rivalry

Karna and Arjuna were the most prolific archers in battle. Both had access to several Divyaastra (devine arrows) including Brahmastra, Naga astra and others, which could destroy the whole universe. Both were biological brothers, but fate pit them against each other. This epic sculpture shows the two warriors in action in the Mahabharata battle that lasted…

The Onam Story

King Bali (Mahabali) was born to Devamba. The asura king was trained by was mentored by his grandfather, Prahlada and eventually succeeded him to the throne. As an asura king, Mahabali was revered for his morality and administrative prowess. He was known to be the most generous kings alive. Being overtly ambitious, he wanted to…

Meaning of GOD

So during my recent trip to Halibeedu, I had the good fortune to meet with a wonderful guide, Uma, who helped us decode the mystery of the ruined temple of the Hoysala dynasty. She told us, pointing at this statue, that this the Hindu meaning if the the word GOD: the Generator or creator (lord…

Makara, The Hoysala Mascot

Makara is a mythical animal, which was the mascot of the Hoysala dynasty and is featured prominently across all Hoysala temples. The animal has the mouth of a crocodile, ears of a cow, eyes of a monkey, body of a pig, feet of a lion and tail of a peacock.

Pillar In The Temple of God

To be a pillar in the temple of god signifies devotion, acceptance, stability of your beliefs. It also means to strengthen one’s resolve, bear the consequences of their own actions, and in turn be a support for others.

Old Vs New

Things End But Memories Last Forever ~Kumar Milan The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. ~Alek Wek

Homecoming

The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. ~John O’Donohue

Let Flowers Bloom

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Rake the Leaves

“Come, little leaves,” said the Wind one day, “Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.” ~George Cooper