Date of Visit : Feb ' 2011
There are three temple tanks in Melkote Viz.. Kalyani Pushkarani and Akka Thangai Pushkarani(Twin ponds)
Pushkarani means temple tank/pond and Akka thangai means Sisters..!
Kalyani Pushkarani is huge having a small temple of its own..
One can imagine the magnitude of this tank from the huge surrounding mandapam..Count the pillars..!
|Beutiful Mandapam |
|Quite intently discussing..unaware of the spying lens..|
|One of the rare occasions that my son cared to stay "focussed" on us... (lol!)|
Let's go to the twin tanks-Sisters Ponds..
|This is just a small pond ahead of sister Ponds..!|
|This pathway leads to the twin Ponds!|
|Here is Pond 1 and below the other..!|
|Carrying sacred water to bathe the God..!|
A view from here as well..of the hill temple.!
|Looks precarious..But seems to be so placed for ages..!|
Melkote has several mutts .. Seen below is the building of Ahibila mutt. ..!