Pictures from Melkote and the
Academy of Sanskrit Research, India

"The Garland Maker" – just a glimpse of Melkote's formidable architectural and artistic heritage. One of India's most precious temple towns, an uninterrupted cultural continuum going back thousands of years, alive and prospering today.

Solar power, organic farming, and botanical gardens – there is something out of this world in this mountain village...

A traditional place for study, in the pleasant shadows of a pavillion

Palm-leaf and paper manuscripts in the manuscript library