Beladakuppe Mahadeshwara Temple


One of my best friend Mahadev told me about the temple.  I was excited to see the Temple. We decided to go by bike on Sunday. On Sunday morning I went by train High-speed train to Nanjangud then Mahadev picked me, by bike we started our journey towards temple via Gundlupet route. In this route road conditions are good except few kms. Around 11 am we reached hediyala then moved towards beladakuppe. In my mind I was thinking(imagining) about temple, how could be the temple which is inside the forest.

Finally we came to forest check post which is for the forest entry, entered our name & bike number. In forest we went slowly in search of animals and also in scare of elephants. After passing 5 to 6 kms inside the forest reached to Beladakuppe Mahadeshwara Temple.

Inside temple had dharshan of Lord Mahadeshwara then had laddu prasada. Next to temple one lake is there  many deers & other animals come there to drink water. We saw many deers, which were grazing in nearby forest area. And also saw one sambar, wild pigs & bafoons.

It is very nice, calm and beautiful place for  temple devotees & also for nature lovers.

Helmet Kirikku…

Pillion helmat compulsory has became loot(in karnataka), danda or as we famously say in Kannada Hagalu Darode.. By misusing this rule police looting aam aadmi (ordinary people). Everyone should make voice against this. Police trying to catch without helmet people in extension area itself.

Our government made this as a regular duty to police and they are forgotten their daily duty (catching criminals, chain snatchers’…)

Some police persons making good money from this rule. and another thing I don’t known why these people collecting money from street vendors (it became legal hafta vasuli? Is it govt. told them to collect money from these people?)

I feel guilty by saying this, Once myself paid Rs.200 bribe, regarding expired emission test. Situation made me to pay bribe because I was not in the position to pay Rs.1000 fine for expired emission test ( and another reason is my car was not in good condition it is a seconds car, I need to spend 50k to repair my car)

ELON MUSK… What an Incredible Inspiring Journey…


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  • Founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX,
  • Co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors,
  • Chairman of SolarCity,
  • Co-chairman of OpenAI,
  • Co-founder of Zip2, and
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As of March 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$13.5 billion, making him the 75th wealthiest person in the US.

Courtesy : Wikipedia, Youtube

BR Hills – ಬಿಳಿಗಿರಿರಂಗನ ಬೆಟ್ಟ


Biligiri Rangana Hills famously known as BR Hills (ಬಿಳಿಗಿರಿರಂಗನ ಬೆಟ್ಟ)

BR hills is Tiger Reserve Forest. (BRT)

BRT is the best place those who want to away from daily hectic(work,

home, family, money) activities.  Best go by Car or Two wheeler enjoy the drive(but don’t disturb animals). visit Temple have prasada it is available in temple limit itself.(12.30 to 2 pm). Spend some time in view point place & enjoy the nature.

If time permits visit K.Gudi, it is just 18km drive from BR Hills. Less human habitat but much Elephants frequently travel in this route so drive careful. By driving in this route there are high chance to sight animals, drive slowly as much as possible & watch water ponds. Early morning or by evening will be best change to sight animals (We sight Elephants, Bison, Sambar, Dears on our return journey).

Visit K.Gudi camp, right now 3 elephants are there Durga Parameshwari, small one Radha (her daughter) and then Gajendra. Safari is available here they charge Rs. 400/- per head.

For the GOD’s sake BRT is still not much affected by so called Tourism Development (Like commercial buildings Hotels etc, are not permitted…)

For Breakfast –
Hotel Sri Veerabhadreshwara (Located nearby entrance steps)

For Lunch –
Hotel Giridarshini (they charge Rs.60 for Full meals, it is one&only hotel in BRT & Best option)
For Budget stay – contact Subbegowda 9632957429

By Bike or Car : Two wheeler or Four Wheeler Best option, There are two ways to reach BR Hills travellers from Mysuru & Bengaluru need to go through by Yelanduru or From Chamarajanagar via K.Gudi route.

By Bus : It is better going by private bus upto Yelandur. From here KSRTC operate frequent busses to the hills. Private busses are not allowed.

Temple Timings :
Morning 7 to 2 PM  (9.45 to 10.30 will be Break Time)
Evening 4 to 8 PM  (6.00 to 6.30 will be Break Time)

Prasada Timings :
Afternoon 12-30 to 2.00 pm (daily prasad available)

Seva Details


BR Hills Surrondings:

  • JSS Muth
  • Sri Ramakrishna Ashram Coffee Estate
  • Vishwashantiniketana Ashrama
  • K.Gudi – 18 km
Sri Biligiri Ranganatha Temple
Groundnut vendor in viewpoint place
Making new friend
View point
On the way 2 K.Gudi
lake on way to K.Gudi (v spotted a Bison here, it is actually in this pic, bcz of low resolution, it is not clearly visible😦 )
DurgaParameshwari enjoying bath, Mahut Kembegowdru Inspecting it…
Gajendra also enjoy bath…



ಆಲೆಮನೆ – ಆಲೆಮನೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತಯಾರಿಸುವ ಸ್ಥಳ (ಮಂಡ್ಯ ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಕಬ್ಬು ಬೆಳೆಯುವುದರಿಂದ, ಮಂಡ್ಯ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಅಲೆಮನೆಗಳಿವೆ). ಬೆಲ್ಲಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವು ವಿಧ. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಅಚ್ಬು ಬೆಲ್ಲ, ಬಕೆಟ್ ಬೆಲ್ಲ, ಉಂಡೆ ಬೆಲ್ಲ  ಹೆಚ್ಚು ತಯಾರಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತಯಾರಿಸುವಿಕೆ –

  • ಕಟಾವಾದ ಕಬ್ಬನ್ನು ಶೇಖರಿಸಿ
  • ನಂತರ ಕಬ್ಬನ್ನು ಮಿಷನ್ ಸಹಾಯದಿಂದ ಅರೆದು ಕಬ್ಬಿನ ಹಾಲನ್ನು ಶೇಖರಿಸಿ
  • ಕಬ್ಬಿನ ಹಾಲನ್ನು ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಲಕ ಕುದಿಸುವುದು
  • ಕುದಿಯುವ ವೇಳೆ ವೇಸ್ಟೇಜನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದು, ಬೆಲ್ಲಕ್ಕೆ ಅಗತ್ಯವಾದ ಪದರ್ಥಗಳನ್ನು (ಉಪ್ಪು, ಸೋಡ, ಬಣ್ಣ ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳನ್ನು) ಹಾಕುವುದು
  • ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೌಲ್ಡ್ ಗೆ ಹಾಕಿ, ಬೆಲ್ಲದ ಅಚ್ಚನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಬಹುದು.

ನಾವು ಭೇಟಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ಆಲೆಮನೆ

ನಾವು ಬಿಳಿಗಿರಿಬೆಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಮಾರ್ಗದ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ನೋalemane002ಡಿದ, ಯಳಂದೂರಿನ ಹತ್ತಿರವಿರುವ ಅಲೆಮನೆಗೆ ಹೋದೆವು, ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಅದಾಗಲೇ ಬೆಲ್ಲ
ತಯಾರು ಮಾಡುವ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಶುರುವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯೊಳಗಿನ ಕಬ್ಬಿನ ಹಾಲು ಕೊತ ಕೊತ ಎಂದು ಕದಿಯುತ್ತಾ ಗಟ್ಟಿಯಾಗತೊಡಗಿತ್ತು, ಅದಾಗಲೇ ಸಮಯ ಮೀರಿತ್ತು ಅದೂ ಬೇಸಿಗೆ ಬೇರೆ ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯಾಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದವನ ಹತ್ತಿರ ನಿಂತು ಹತ್ತು ನಿಮಿಷ ಕಳೆಯುವಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲೇ ನಾವು ಆ ಶೆಖೆಗೆ ಹೈರಾಣಾಗಿದ್ದೆವು, ಇನ್ನು ಆತನ ಪಾಡು, ದೇವರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ…

ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯಾಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾತ ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತಯಾರಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ವಿವರುತ್ತಿದ್ದ, ನಮ್ಮ ವೈಶಾಖನ ಎನ್ ಕ್ವರಿ ಮೇರೆಗೆ ಅವನು ಬಳಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಅಡುಗೆ ಸೋಡ, ಉಪ್ಪು ಮತ್ತು ಕಲರ್ ಹಾಕುವ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ. ನಾನು ಫೋಟೋ ತೆಗೆಯುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಜಿಯಾಗಿಬಿಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೆ. ನಂತರ ಅತ ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಪಕ್ಕದ ಸ್ಟೋರ್ ರೂಮಿನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಅಚ್ಚುಬೆಲ್ಲವೊಂದನ್ನು ರುಚಿ ನೋಡಲು ಕೊಟ್ಟ, ಹಮ್ ಮ್ ಮ್… ಫ್ರೆಷ್ ಆಗಿ ಗಮಗಮಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತುಂಬಾ ರುಚಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು.

alemane2ಅಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲೇ ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯ ಬಳಿಯ ಕೆಲಸವು ಮುಗಿದಿತ್ತು. ಆತ ಒಂದು ಬಕೆಟ್ ನೀರನ್ನು ತಂದು ಕೊಪ್ಪರಿಗೆಯೊಳಿಸಿದ.  ನನಗೆ ಏಕೆ ಎಂದು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಷ್ಟರಲ್ಲಿ ಆ್ಯಸ್ ಯೂಶುಯಲ್ ನಮ್ಮ ವೈಶಾಖ(ಎಲ್ಲಾ ತಿಳಿದವನಂತೆ) ಅದು ಬಾಯ್ಲರಿನಂತೆ ನೀರು ಬಿಸಿಮಾಡಲು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದ. ನಮಗೆ ಸಮಯ ಕಳೆದಿದ್ದೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಬೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ಸವಿಯುತ್ತಾ ಅಲ್ಲಿದ್ದವರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಧನ್ಯವಾದ ತಿಳಿಸಿ, ನಾವು ಬಿಳಿಗಿರಿರಂಗನ ದರ್ಶನದ ಕಡೆಗೆ ಪಯಣ ಬೆಳೆಸಿದೆವು.


Mysuru Surroundings

Mysore Palace Sunday Night

Around 100km surrounding places from Mysuru (Mysore)

Hunsur route —

  • Blue Lagoon (aka Meenakshipura, KRS Backwaters)
  • Gommatagiri
  • Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery (Golden Temple, Bylakuppe )
  • Kaveri Nisargadhama
  • Dubare Elephant Camp

HD Kote route —

  • Kabini Dam
  • Nugu Dam
  • Chikkadevamma Betta (Hills)
  • Beladakuppe Mahadeshwara Temple
  • Gundatturu (Kabini Backwaters )
  • Gandatturu (Kabini Backwaters)
  • SVYM (NGO, Tribal school)
  • Balle Camp (Elephant camp)
  • Nagarahole (National Forest)

Ooty Route —

  • Nanjundaswamy Temple (Nanjangud)
  • Himavad Gopalaswami Hills
  • Bandipura (National Forest)

Narasipura Route —

  • Triveni Sangama
  • Talakadu
  • Somanathapura (heritage temple)

Sriranapatna Route —

  • Sri Rangaswamy Temple
  • Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Dariya daulat
  • Nimishamba temple
  • Gosai ghat
  • Sangama
  • Karighatta (hills &temple)

Pandavapura, Nagamangala Route —

  • Kunti betta (hills, trekking place)
  • Keretonnur (Lake, Shooting spot)
  • Melukote (hills & temple)
  • Adichunchanagiri (Mutt, Temple, & Trekking place)
  • Shravanabelagola

Bannur Route —

  • Barachukki falls (aka BLUFF)
  • Gaganachukki falls
  • Muththathi (Kaveri river)
  • Mekedatu, Sangama, (Kaveri river )


Places to visit, within Mysuru(Mysore)

  • Ambavias Palace (Mysore Palace)
  • Jaganmohan Palace (Museum)
  • Jayalakshmi vilas (Mysore University)
  • Lalitha Mahal (Hotel)
  • Kukkarahalli Kere ( Lake)
  • Karanji Kere ( Lake)
  • Regional Museum of Natural History
  • St. Philomena’s Church
  • Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore Zoo)
  • Chamundi Hills
  • Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS, Brindavan garden )
  • Kannambadi Temple (aka Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, KRS Backwater)
  • Avadhoota Datta Peetha
  • Devaraja Market
  • GRS Fantasy Park

Kiragurina Gayyaligalu

As a PoornaChandra Tejaswi’s fan, I liked concept & fully enjoyed the the movie. Director Sumana Kitturu justifies tejaswi’s novel. Sadhu Kokila’s classic background score(music), Gayyaligalus(womens characters) performance, Kalegowda & other village people acting highlights of the movie.