I had done an earlier post of the Ragigudda Temple and had missed out on this…

Trimurthi Ragigudda Temple 9July07

The three Gods of the Trinity…Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Presever, and Shiva the Destroyer..were carved just a few years ago, on these rocks at one corner of the Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple. Beautiful reliefs…they are right out in the open air for everyone to see and enjoy, from outside the temple premises.

What are the rules for photography inside churches, mosques and so on? I would love to know…


4 Comments so far

  1. Charles Haynes (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    The rules for photography in churches varies according to the church. Some of them forbid it entirely, some (most) forbid it during services, some ask you to get permission before photographing the participants, in some anything goes.

    In Bangalore I believe the Trinity Circle church allows all photographs except during services, while East Parade Church doesn’t allow photos at all. I have seen photos of the interior of Saint Andrews so I suspect they allow photos (probably not during services.)

    In Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus allows photos but no tripods.

  2. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    Thank you Charles! I have seen photographs only of the exterior of mosques, so my guess would be, no photography allowed inside (which would gel with the Islamic ban on idols and images)…but I don’t know for sure. Gurudwaras, I know for sure, are ok with photographs, as one channel actually telecasts bhajans from within the Golden Temple. And Parsi temples, Jain temples…? I think I will visit the Jayanagar Jain temple and the Cunningham Road Parsi temple one day and find out!

  3. usha (unregistered) on July 6th, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

    That is is unusual to see the trinity in historical temples..especially Shiva and Vishnu together in South Indian I right?
    it was interesting to see that a temple at Indonesia (Borobudur, I think it was), had shrines to the trinity at the same place indicating, I guess, that Hinduism was prevalent in Indonesia earlier to the diversification into Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc, in India.

  4. Ramagopala Chakravarthy (unregistered) on July 9th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    Hello, its not at all unusual to see the trinity idols in south indian old temples. These type of restricting the idols of shiva to shaivite temple and vishnu to vaishavite temple is done in recent years. If you could visit Hoysala temples, Vijayanagar temples, Chalukyan temples, you could easily see the trinities. I bet these things of separating the Unseparable god started recently….

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