Flowers. In Cubbon Park too.


While all eyes and lenses are on Lalbagh this Independence Day, the gardeners in Cubbon Park have arranged a few flowers to greet visitors there too. Here’s a statue of one of the Mysore Maharajas decorated with flowers and garland. It was 60 years ago that the Kingdom became a part of Indian Union, by popular demand. Most parts of present day Bangalore was part of the Mysore Kingdom. Except for the Cantontment area. On this day, 60 years ago, we would have encountered a lot of protests aroung central Bangalore shouting “Dhikara” to the Maharaja and demanding that the Mysore State be made a part of Indian Union. But today, here’s a statue the Maharaja joining us in celebration.

4 Comments so far

  1. Abraham Tharakan (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    That is a beautiful photo, and good write up.

    Today I have made a post in Song of the waves – Parayil A. Tharakan Blog about Bangalore that was in 1951 when I joined college there. Please do have a look at it. The URL is:

  2. Chitra (unregistered) on August 11th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Good post and snap, Hotte. I didn’t know about a show at Cubbon park. Nice.

  3. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on August 11th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    Very nice post: since moving to south Bangalore I hardly visit Cubbon Park which was my everyday walk when I lived in Richmond Town…thank you for posting the lovely photograph.

  4. woody (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 12:12 pm

    nice picture!!!!!!!
    i had never seen so many flowers in cubbon park before…………….

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