Lakshmi writes in Deccan Herald about the small village of Angadi, associated with the origin of the Hoysala Dynasty. Angadi is one of the places we contemplated on including in the Hoysala Trail for ‘Travel Wise’, an initiative from Lakshmi and I. But it was way far from other locations in the itinerary, and could not be accommodated in a two-day schedule.
The idols and sculptures were kept safely, especially Chennakesava which stood in the glare of the setting sun. As the sun touched down, we sat a while on the broken pillars gazing at the strewn idols and wondering about the times when a dynasty was laying its foundation stone in a small village. It dawned on us at that very moment, that we had just walked into a historic moment.
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