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A day's trek to Shivaganga & Devarayana Durga on Feb 19th 2011. An Experience


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The Shivaganga Hillock is 60 Kms from Bangalore and is on the Bangalore - Tumkur road. The hillock is 4600 feet tall. It has various temples which are of interest. At the foothills is the Shivaganga Sringeri Mutt.

7 members joined together for this adventurous outing. After the Veda classes the group left at 7 AM & reached Sringeri Shivaganga Mutt at 8-30 AM. Swami Bheemananda was residing at the Mutt, gave us a glimpse of his high intellect & spirituality. Swamiji was a scientist in his purvashrama. Sathish (the youngest) & Arun Dikshith maintained a steady pace, the rest in the group viz. Prasanna, Upamanyu, Sharath and Santhosh followed them. On the peak, a height of 4600 ft, visited the temple & Shantala Drop, 500 feet fall. Way back visited Oralakallu Teertha. After prasad & relaxing headed for Devarayanadurga. Had Darshan of Sri Bhoga Narasimha & Sri.Yoga Narasimha Temple. Reached Bangalore at 9 PM. It was physically demanding: the ascent & the descent. A lot of fun: conversation amongst us, hawkers & other climbers, encounter with monkeys.