Shiva Temple – Bangalore, India Posted by Anil Polat | Dec 15, 2008 | Pictures and Video, Travel Journal | 8 ShareTweetPin You can see the rest of my pictures from this Shiva Temple, with impressive statues of the deity here. Related Posts:The Temple Of Inscriptions, Palanque, MexicoBurning Incense Outside The Kinkaku-ji Temple In Kyoto,…This Is What Happens When You Say "Yes" To Every Scam In…RELATEDHow To Get To The Top Of The Petronas Twin Towers In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Share:
शंकराय नमः।। Very typical, isn’t it Anil 🙂
I want to gooo
It was a very typical temple by Indian standards, but I thought this photo was unique.
(Btw, what’s the translation. I get it alot, but despite my name I’m not Indian – the name is common in Turkey as well).
India is probably the most cultural and historically dense place I have ever seen. A walk down a few blocks and you’ll see amazing things everywhere.
Get a ticket and go!
Of course, this photo is unique with those sacred threads tied for some wishes to be fulfilled.
Oh, you are not Indian ?? But you look more Indian than a Turkish.
May I do the translation ? It means I bow to Lord Shankar a.k.a. Shiva.
I get that a lot, I wonder what most people think of when they heard Turk?
Thanks for translating, I’ve been to India so many times this year it’s about time I should start learning!
Funny indeed. People often refuse to believe I am Indian. They are fully convinced that I am Turkish (or syrian or persian.)
So what does “Anil” mean in Turkish?
‘Anil’ means memory or a reminisce. Funny that every time I ask an Indian about my name I get a different response (perhaps due to regional differences in the meaning?)
So, I’ll ask you, what’s the translation of ‘Anil’ in Hindi?
Sorry for the confusion. Anil means ‘Air’ period. Being a Sanskrit word, there should be one meaning only. ‘Air’ is a metaphor used to denote speed, sublimity, omnipresence etc, is name of the God of Wind, but all those are interpretations only (and not the meaning itself!) If you stretch your imagination, ‘omnipresence’ can also be thought as a ‘memory’ or something that is eternal…. LOL, the Turkish connection. People may confuse it with the name ‘Neel’ which means blue, deep, strong, and is the name of Shiva etc. but that’s just being ignorant.
See, now you can talk authoritatively 😛