Thursday, 22 October 2009

Famous Betegara temple {ಬೇಟೆಗಾರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ} in Halugunda, S.Kodagu

Famous Betegara temple {ಬೇಟೆಗಾರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ} in Halugunda

Famous Betegara temple {ಬೇಟೆಗಾರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ} is located in Halugunda, S.Kodagu, Karnataka, India. The Temple has regular visitors & ANNUAL FESTIVAL is celebrated on April 13th & 14th.


Center view of the Betegara Temple


Ammanooru Nele as it is called.

Choundi Nele


Main Temple where the Trishul and weapons are placed, One can also notice that the door is locked
Entrance for the Temple

The very Begining of the temple from Halugunda

The festive season bieng captured by Pandikanda.M. Aiyappa standing on the extreme riight. In the Centre thats the " Botegara There or KOLA". April 13th eveninig and night festival is celebrated & 14th early morn and by 3:30 Pm the festival is celebrated. All 7 families of the villages gettogether. The village people will ahve 7 days " Namme katt" as its called in Kodava language before the fest. Festival will have KOLAS, Coconut Shooting, Coconut fighting.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Old but not outdated Weapon in Kodagu/Coorg- "ಪೊಣ್ಣೆ ಬಿಲ್"/" Ponne Billu "

Old but not outdated Weapon in Kodagu/Coorg- "ಪೊಣ್ಣೆ ಬಿಲ್"/" Ponne Billu "

Weapon design is Simple
1. Dried Bamboo
2. Tread- "Bhoothale keru" - made from the plant called Bhoothale or buy a small rope from Shop
3. Therad Owen Strip
4. one small babboo stick
5. Mud rolled as round balls & dried in Sun or stones

Demo of using the Ponne Billu by Katrathanda Hemanth Ganapathi; need to turn the bamboo when you release the Thread

Old but not outdated Weapon in Kodagu/Coorg- "ಪೊಣ್ಣೆ ಬಿಲ್"/" Ponne Billu "

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Kodagu Heggade Samaja (R) & Kodagu Heggade Youth Club website, Blog & Family Pals cluster

Kodagu Heggade Samaja (R) & Kodagu Heggade Youth Club Website, Blog & FamilyPalsCluster

Great initiative by Katrathanda C Santosh to kick start

'FamilyPalsCluster' a community in Orkut .

Then a Blog by Pandikanda Dilan Uthaiah

" http://bychalugunda.blogspot.com/"


Pokkalichanda Ganapathi Subbaiah has created a cool website for the

Kodagu Heggade Samaja {KHS} & KodaguHeggade Youth Club {KHYC}.

"http://www.familypalscluster.webs.com/fpc/home.html "