Stall selling multi-coloured powders for use in Hindu religious ceremonies Stall selling multi-coloured powders for use in Hindu religious ceremonies
09 Oct 2012

Inside the Bangalore City Market, there was a section of stalls selling religious products and supplies. Usually, one will find tall conical mounds of multi-coloured powder carefully compressed on large metal base plates for display. The powder is used by devotees in Hindu religious ceremonies.

History has it that the Krishna Rajendra Market used to be a battlefield in 1791 during the Third Anglo-Mysore war. It was a buffer zone then that was later turned into a small market place. Eventually in 1921, the market building was built and named after Krishna Rajendra Maharaja of Mysore.

For more reading on history, refer here

Last modified on Friday, 05 October 2012 12:23

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