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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dhareshwara- Don't miss to visit this ancient temple

If you are traveling on NH 17 connecting Mangalore and Goa, then don't miss to visit this small ancient temple- Dhareshwara. I don't know the exact time of construction of this temple. It is one of the five temples which has Atmalinga, so I guess these five temples must be constructed at same time.
Other five temples are :
  • Mahabaleshwara – Gokarna
  • Sajjeshwar – Near Karwar
  • Dhareshwar –On NH 17 between Mangalore and Goa
  • Gunavanteshwar –On NH 17 between Mangalore and Goa
  • Murudeshwar – This temple is also on NH17, about which I have already written in the following posts:  
    • Murudeshwara- Temple on Seashore
    • Murudeshwara- The story of Aatmalinga

      Its a very small temple. This is how it looks ,
      There is a small pond, (Pushkarani) in front of the temple:

      Entrance of the temple :
      Once yo enter the temple, yo can see beautifully carved interior of the temple 

      Some sculptress on the exterior of the temple: 



       
       Though its small temple, attracts because of its ancient history. What I am feeling is it should be maintained properly.But its worth to give a visit to this temple, if you are traveling on NH17 connecting Mangalore and Goa.
      Many more to share with you, but in next posts,

       Until then,
      Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
      -Ranjana

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some unique jewels in our collection

After a long break returning back to blogosphere. Missed all the bloggers , their blogposts and of course the readers very much.
The reason behind being away from blogosphere is I did not have time (Hmmm same old reason :-) ) I was busy in roaming , I was busy in completing some of my art and craft projects, moreover I was busy in designing handcrafted imitation jewels! And  I am very happy to share some unique designs with you all.
Here is the one I liked the most :

This is made of long gemstone beads and synthetic coral rose in the middle. The color is very unique and this goes well with any kind of dress.
The below one is a jhumka.The specialty of this Jhumka is the Green jhumka is carved stone, which I got from Rajasthan. I have attached the Gold color beads and stud to this.
The below one is very trendy and elegant. This has a leaf shaped side pendant and 2 strands of teal green 8 mm glass crystals with matching earrings.
The below are Meenakari. I can say Meenakari is pride of India. Very intricately done enamel work. I have attached a pendant to the Meenakari Haslis( the curved pipes)

The below one is Pearl and Coral combination It has synthetic coral carved bead as side pendant and strings of pearls.

You  can view and also buy all these jewels , visiting Pranjalika Collections . If you like jewels please like the page too.
 Very happy to share all these handcrafted jewels with you all. Soon starting series about different kinds of jewels . Feeling relaxed after coming back to blogosphere. I have lots to share with you, this journey will continue.

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
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