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Saturday, February 23, 2013


This majestic statue of Garuda welcomes you at the foothills, as you enter Tirumala, the abode of  Lord Venkateshwara. He is the Lord's mount and hence is shown with folded hands and outstretched wings always ready to carry the Lord.


This awe inspiring Mahishasura Statue was built in 1659 by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar, from the royal family of Mysore. Goddess Chamundeshwari, is said to have killed the buffalo headed demon Mahishasura. The Chamundeshwari temple is situated on the top of Chamundi hill in Mysore City.