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Between the Demons Vatapi and Ilvala.....A Portrait of INDIA (part 3): The South (3)

The journey in Karnataka continues. (part 1 here, part 2 here) I visited the pretty mad and intense market in Hubli's twin city of Dawadh. I also went to a place called Badami, which is a picturesque, almost biblical looking old town, above which are rocky hills to either side. On one side is a fort, and on the other are amazing cave temples cut into the rock. According to legend, there were two demon siblings called Vatapi and Ilvala who used to kill all mendicants by tricking them in a peculiar way. The elder Ilvala would turn Vatapi into a ram and would offer its meat to the guest. As soon as the person ate the meat, Ilvala would call out the name of Vatapi. and Vatapi would emerge ripping through the body of the person, thus killing him. Their trick worked until Sage Agastya countered them by digesting Vatapi before Ilvala could call for him, thus ending the life of Vatapi at the hands of Ilvala. The two hills in Badami represent the demons Vatapi and Ilvala.

Like Hampi, Badami was amazing! Both places were amazing, and in my opinion comparable to other major Asian tourist destinations (like Angkor Wat for instance), though India seems quite bad at marketing itself, which is great because you get to see amazing wonders like these without seeing so much as another tourist.








































































































































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Another great set. This group reminded me of some of the old historic sites I visited in Sri Lanka. Monkeys and dogs always loitering about.

Are these betel leaves?

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Another great set. This group reminded me of some of the old historic sites I visited in Sri Lanka. Monkeys and dogs always loitering about.

Are these betel leaves?

Yes, that is betel. The great thing about India is that even the women chew betel there! Its lovely sight to see a nice looking girl with brown stained, broken beetle teeth, spitting out a load of red onto the ground!
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The world is a fascinating place. This makes me think about how small & insulated my world is. Many thanks!
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The world is a fascinating place. This makes me think about how small & insulated my world is. Many thanks!
Well it is all out there, and easier to get to than ever....
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The landscape and architecture in India is simply incredible, as are your portraits.
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