Mysore

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Regaalis Hotel

Flag of India  , Karnataka,
Tuesday, December 7, 2010



1.  Halebed Temple   2.  Jain temple group picture   3.  Fierce Indian fighter
4.  Typical street scene   5.  Jain Temple - going down is easy   6.  an ostrich
7.  another temple    8.  Jain statue    9.   grain separation


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1.  Mysore Palace   2.  vegetable vendor   3.  Tippu Sultan was shot here
4.  Mysore Palace gate   5.  spices    6.  Sultan fortress water gate (see note)
7.  we passed this mosque   8.  we passed this statue   9.  Tour Director buying medicine

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From Wiki:
"Battle of Seringapatam
(4 May 1799) was the final confrontation of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore. The British achieved a decisive victory after breaching the walls of the fortress at Seringapatam and storming the citadel. Tippu Sultan, Mysore's ruler, was killed in the action. The British restored the Wodeyar
Opposing forces
dynasty to the throne after the victory, but retained indirect control of the kingdom.


The battle consisted of a series of encounters around Seringapatam (as Srirangapatna was then called) in the months of April and May 1799, between the combined forces of the British East India Company and their allies, numbering over 50,000 soldiers in all, and the soldiers of the Kingdom of Mysore, ruled by Tippu Sultan, numbering up to 30,000. The Fourth Anglo-Mysore War came to an end with the defeat and death of Tippu Sultan in the battle."

Dec 7: During our first stretch to the Jain statue, our Tour Director provided us with information on  Buddhism.   I'll summarize the information he provided us into a brief sketch after I get home.

Summarized: "When the Buddha was born, it was by tearing open the belly of his mother, but Maya Devi did not feel any pain, and died fulfilled and in bless.   As soon as Buddha was born, the baby walked seven steps in all geographical directions, then lay back in his original position.  Astrologers were called upon, and they predicted it was a sign of noble birth.  The Buddha was christened Gautama Siddhartha, or the accomplished one.  Buddha was introduced to all the education a prince needed to know and indulged in a life of wine, women, music and luxury.  When his father left on business, Buddha's curiosity about the outside world was born, since his father never allowed him to leave the palace.   When Buddha sees an old shrunk, frail man, he asked his charioteer if one day that could happen to him.   Channa replies it could happen to him.  Buddha then sees a dead body, and again asks Channa if that could happen to him.  Channa explains that every one dies one day.   On the way back to the palace, Buddha sees a man in ochre robe looking very different from others. Buddha asks Channa, and Channa replies that he was a Sanyasin, a person who had renounced everything with a quest to find peace.Buddha asks Channa if he can do that, and Channa replies in the affirmative. 

At the age of 29, Buddha leaves the palace to seek what he thought was the most important thing worth knowing.  Gautama Sidhhartha disappears for the next ten years until he returns as the Buddha - the enlightened one.
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On our way to Mysore:



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We had a late lunch stop at a resort hotel that had set up tables by the river for our group.  The ostrich-like animal walked freely on the property.  I exchanged some US $ to Rupees, and so far got the best rate at Rs44/$1.

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Dec 8: MYSORE.   Our tour day started when we gathered to catch our  bus for our morning tour, a magician entertained us in front of the hotel with some magic tricks.    The first one with three balls and two cups where he switches the balls from one place or another that the view is believed it to be.   He also blew smoke after burning the end of a cloth with a knot, and we saw flames in his mouth as he blew out smoke.   He later produced huge amounts of 3" nails - about 20 of them from his mouth.   Pure magic.  


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Our first visit for the day was to the Sri Chamude Schwari Temple located on a mountain with a great view of Mysore.    After walking through a bazaar of sorts, we arrived at the temple where we watched a procession of a family pulling on a wheeled chariot with drummers in front.   On on way down from the mountain, we had another stop where they have a large bull carved out of one piece of black marble.   



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The major site for today was our visit to the Mysore Palace designed by an English architect, Henry Erwin.    The palace took 15 years to complete.   Unfortunately we were unable to take our cameras inside of the palace with its iron, wood, and glass decorations, ceilings, chandeliers, furniture, artifacts, and decorative doors. 


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We were back to our hotel at 2PM for lunch in our hotel restaurant.
Some of us are going to the downtown shopping area at 5PM; I'm going not to shop, but to walk around to see the sites.

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The farewell dinner is scheduled for 7:30. 

Dec 9: We visited the historical town, Sri Rangapatna, Lai Mahal Palace, where Tippu Saltan was killed, and the Tipu Saltan summer palace.  On our way back to Bangaluru, we visited the silk cacoon market where they have huge metal boxes full of cacoons that is auctioned off.   There are several grades of cacoon with the heavier ones that produces more silk at premium prices. 


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Road sign

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