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Story of Bhima and Bakasura in the Mahabharat

One of the famous stories associated with Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers, is that of him killing the demon Bakasura. This happened when Pandavas were living in Eka Chakra village after escaping from the wax house built by Duryodhana.

Pandavas and their mother, Kunti, reached Eka Chakra and decided to stay there. Soon they discovered that the village was terrorized by a demon named Bakasura.
Bakasura used to attack the village and kill people and animals. So the villagers made a contract with Bakasura, in which a house from the village will provide food to the demon. Bakasura also ate the man who carried the food.
Kunti found out that it was her neighbor’s turn to provide food. The poor woman of the house only had a son and if he was killed, there would be no one for her. Kunti agreed to solve the problem. She consoled her that one of her sons will carry the food to Bakasura.
Kunti then asked Bhima to carry the food to the demon. He took the food to the cave of Bakasura a…

Slide Show of Talakad Temples in Karnataka – Photos of Talakad Temples

Talakad near Mysore in Karnataka is famous for the Vaidyeshwara, Pataleshwara, Maruleshwara, Mallikarjuneshwara and Arakeshwara - Shiva temples – Panchalinga Temples. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) has created a slide show of the Talakad temples, CauveryRiver and sculptures in the temple. There are more than 100 photos in the slide show. Some photos provide minute details of the sculptures found on the outer walls of the temple.
Link – Slide Show of Talakad Temples in Karnataka