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Serena Bowles | profile | all galleries >> Travel >> South East Asia and India 2005-06 >> India >> Karnataka >> Sravanabelagola tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Mysore | Madikeri & the Coorg District | Halebid | Sravanabelagola | Belur | The Train to Bangalore | Bijapur | Bidar | Badami | Hampi

Sravanabelagola

Sravanabelagola is a major pilgrimage place for both the white-clad, and the nudie sky-clad Jains. In February 2006 they are holding a 12-yearly festival there, so at the time I visited the town was hurriedly attempting to refurbish itself. I got a less than warm welcome, and was told that all the hotels were being refurbished, and there was no where in town for me to stay. The man at the accommodation office told me I'd be better off leaving. It had taken me several hours and two bus rides to get there, and the sun was just about to set, and I was reluctant to risk a bus at night. My perseverance paid off, and when I made it obvious that I was not going anywhere, a room was allocated to me.

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Big Tank
Big Tank
About to Go
About to Go
Evening Prayers
Evening Prayers
Reverence
Reverence
Giant Nudie Man
Giant Nudie Man
At His Feet
At His Feet
Holy Robes
Holy Robes
Colourful Ladies
Colourful Ladies
Little Big Boy
Little Big Boy
Carvings
Carvings
Looking Down
Looking Down
Devotees
Devotees
From one to Another
From one to Another
Holy Place
Holy Place
From the Hill
From the Hill
Hitching a Ride
Hitching a Ride
Going to Pray
Going to Pray
Little Shop
Little Shop
Stone People
Stone People
Nude ones at the Front
Nude ones at the Front
Offerings
Offerings
Nudie Worshipers
Nudie Worshipers
Tropical Sunset
Tropical Sunset
Meditating
Meditating
Temple Top
Temple Top
More Nudity
More Nudity
Temple Complex
Temple Complex
Temple With a View
Temple With a View
Workman
Workman
Up the Stairs to the Naked Men
Up the Stairs to the Naked Men