Sunday, December 4, 2011

Heritage stone - Veeragallu at Karwar

Lord Venkataramana temple at Mudgeri, Karwar.
 Heritage stone - Veeragallu at Mudgeri village, Karwar
Veeragallu is a stone carving that narrates a heroic death of a warrior in a battle. Veerakallu or herostones are stone engravings and sculptures of figures and weapons belonging to the heroes of days gone by.  Veeragallu usually has only two images. The bottom image is a war scene glorifying the fight. The top image shows the warrior with God. The tradition of Mastikallu and Veergallu is very own to Karnataka and not found else where (at least in this format).

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