ಕವಿಶೈಲ, ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ

Kavishaila is a rock monument made of megalithic rocks and dedicated to Kuvempu. It is on the top of a small hill in Kuppali. Arranged in a circular fashion, the rocks have been placed to resemble the Stonehenge in England. At the centre of this rock monument is the place where Kuvempu was laid to rest after his death and a memorial has been constructed at that location. Near this monument, is a small rock where Kuvempu used to sit and discuss about literature and other topics with his other litterateur friends. A rock containing the etched signatures of Kuvempu, B. M. Srikantaiah and T S Venkannaiah is present near the monument. Poornachandra Tejaswi later engraved his signature on the same rock. The scenery around this place is breathtaking. Granite slabs containing engraved poems and quotes of Kuvempu have been placed near the monument.

kavishaila full view
kavishaila a panoramic view (click on the image to view it on flickr)

kavishaila kuppalli
Kuvempu Samaadi

kavimane kuppalli
Kavimane Kuppalli

kavimane kuppalli
Kavimane Kuppalli

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Wiki Kuppalli

One life to live… travel, greenery, sunrise sunset, birds, animals, farms etc. Yes there are few things that really inspire me. Born in a small place in the womb of malnad and now based in Bangalore. Graduated from the University of mysore specialized in photography and design. Design earns my bread and photography quenches my thirst. At present working as design lead for an UK based MNC. Very nostalgic and love modern times too… Eager to make a farm based on Fukuoka’s theory of Natural farming (Do nothing agriculture). Really want to see the flying lizard in the forests of Western Ghats. Yes it is the same lizard mentioned in “Karvalo” by one of my favorite writer Puchanthe. Brazil and Jamaica are my dream destinations that one day I will visit for sure.
  • Kaleem

    your photografy tecnic is superb. kaleem

  • Mira

    Your story was rellay informative, thanks!