Rosary Church at Shettihalli (emerges and submerges)

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Gurdyal Singh

This church was built about 200 years ago on the banks of Hemavathi River near Hassan. About 25 years before Gorur Dam was built and every year as the monsoons fill up the reservoir which floods the church thus submerging it, as the water level recedes it emerges back in all its glory. Every Cycle takes away part of this holy place until nothing would remain and would be long forgotten. Hopefully this picture would provide what man makes and how nature takes it away. The church plays its part as the graceful host to the many water birds waiting to catch fish.

Location: Rosary Church, Shettihalli, Karanataka, India


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