In our fourth walk in the Pettah area we take the guests on a journey in search of "Faith".
On this walk in the western part of Kempe Gowda's Pettah area we visit the shrine of the biggest Sufi dargah in Bangalore. We not only learn more about Sufism but learn about how this dargah has promoted communal harmony since the past two centuries and more.
We then visit an ayurvedic massage center to see how bones are set right. Legend has it that at one of these centers was patronized by the Maharaja of Mysore as would the pehelwans in these areas who practiced khusti in the numerous akhadas.
We also visit an old temple/s associated with a saint/s who left his/their mark on the locality. If time permits we will also visit a garadi mane & a heritage lodge close by.
Last but not the least we treat our guests to a nice traditional South Indian breakfast at a heritage restaurant in the area.
Tickets for Pettah walk in Cottonpet : In search of faith. can be booked here.
2 months ago One half of the world doesn't know how the other half lives. Differences apart, I am absolutely sure that both the halves are united in the spirit of festivity, across regions and across tradition. It was a pleasant experience to behold the superb Dasara golu at a home in Basavanagudi, painstakingly organised by Mr Ravi for past six months, with his treasure of over 5000 golu dolls, the theme being the legend of Tirupati temple. Beginning with the departure of Lakshmi from Kshirsagar, and culminating in her return through the story of Devi Padmavati's birth in Kolhapur, the loan obtained from Kuber and the shrine itself, with the ornamentations and the rituals being depicted by means of dolls, it was all there, in pomp and splendor , albeit miniaturised. Three floors of the house decorated with dolls are not just a work of passion, but dedication, devotion and outright obsession. At one level it was reminiscent of the various jhankis set up at Janmashtami and Tesu at Dussehra, an the other, it was superlative