Legends of the Lake
The Majestic Metro station stands at the site of a dried up lake called Dharmambudhi. I tried to imagine the spirits of the past and future coming up and witnessing the present, an important juncture in time. A reminder that what we do now determines our path from here. The station is a portal, where many windows open up to these imagined realities. Ladies and gentlemen, ‘Legends of the Lake’ with ample support from a great team – Anuja Agrawal, Juilee Tembhekar, Srinidhi Iyer, Rahul Rai and Madhav Nair.
Legend of the Lake
The spirit of Dharmambudhi
Hoysala Hoy! Hoy! According to legend, ‘Sala’ the boy struck the lion. ‘Hoy’ means strike. The name Hoysala comes from here. The lion can be seen as a depiction of the dangers of the time. This is a call to the everyday ‘Sala’ to strike again and again at the dangers of our time.
The Heroic Hare The hare that chased away Kempegowda’s hounds and earned the name ‘Gandu Bhoomi’ for Bangalore. Worry not, for ‘Gandu Bhoomi’ means heroic land. Obviously the hounds were not from the area. The hare lives in a garden city, of course.
Ode to a Tree This tree stood right at the spot of this pillar for over 300 years. Can you see his face looking into the distance?
Realm of Rulers/Big Kemp is Watching
The Lady of Jeeva Kere
At 62 feet, the graphic story of the locality at the Majestic Metro Station is being touted as India’s longest silent comic strip! Thank you Pranav Gohil for the images and of course St+art India. With help from Anuja, Juilee, Noel and Achilles.
The Tragic Comedy
The visiting spirit of Halahala
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