Weekend at Devanahalli.
The small town inside the strong walls of Devanahalli fort is dotted with many temples. The Venugopalaswamy temple is one of the oldest here. The sculpture in this temple is said to be comparable to the temples of Belur and Halebid. The courtyard is spacious; the walls of the temple depict various scenes from Ramayana, and the pillars have beautiful statues carved on them.
I was disheartened to find that the temples are not maintained well at all. Now that the international airport is coming up there, I wish the Government would set aside some fund for the maintenance of these temples. Temples there are dedicated to Ranganatha, Chandramouleshwara and many other Gods and Goddesses.
There are many other new temples coming up and in a few months after all the paintings of these temples are completed, it is going to be more colorful.