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Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

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Watch the video here:  https://youtu.be/xuSdTK4XeoI Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

Lost temples of Karnataka: Haranahalli

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Overview: Around 8kms from Arsikere is a beautiful township of Haranahalli. There are two temples Keshava and Someshwara. The temple was locked early in the morning. So we asked the whereabouts of the priest which was not very far from the temple. The priest gave us the keys and we went inside the Keshava temple. The early morning scene in the temple premises was adding to the beauty. The carvings were excellent on the outer walls but from the interior it was too dark. The ceilings were decorated amazingly. In the meantime the priest asked his assistant to open the doors of the Someshwara temple which was on the other side of the road.             The Someshwara temple also was nice and beautiful but it was not maintained properly and bushes had grown all around the temple. The authorities should work on the restoration of this temple. The temple also had beautiful carvings on the walls of various deities in different poses. The ceiling was also carved beautifully.         Reference