Bull Temple on Bugle Hill

Trip Start Dec 09, 2010
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Trip End Jun 15, 2011


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ravi, who is rather a chess enthusiast, was coaching Rosina in chess strategy, as Vibha prepared a breakfast of porridge and watermelon, toast and chutney.
Then we all went out in the car for a spot of sightseeing to the famed Bull Temple of Bangalore. This was up on Bugle Hill, beneath which was the temple of Dodda Ganapati, a deity almost totally covered in flower garlands. On the top of the hill was the &-th century Nandi bull temple, the black bull being of great height and carved from just one huge piece of granite. Legend says that thbis bull would keep on growing if not for the trident of Shiva placed over its head.
The children and I liked this grand bull a lot. We were dabbed with the red bindi marks there by the priest.

We drove past 4th Block Jayanagar, near where I stayed 30 years previously, but the area looked so different now and I can't recall jthe address at which I once stayed.
I had inteneded to buy a mobile phone, but Vibha said I could have , for free, a spare one from her home that she had no need of. We went to some shops close by to see if we could get it unlocked but apparently have to go further to do that.
We went to a nearby childrens park, which is also one of the shared amenities of the apartment block. We had plenty of fun there, Vibha and I even having a go ion the see-saw together.

Rosina helped Vibha with the cooking in the evening, making one of our favourites, masala dosa, and how tasty that was, just the best. Poor George though, suffering diarrhea since Puttaparthi, vomited at the dinner table, though I got him without mess to the bathroom, and then he needed a total wash.

The jungle man, John Sinclair, is now my facebook contact and it looks like just over a week from now we're free to visit him in his jungle abode.
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