Photos: Bengaluru, India – The City of Technology and Religion

While staying in Hosur for a few days, my host decided to take me up to Bengaluru for a day so I had an opportunity to see that city. I didn’t realize how important that city was in India. It’s considered the Silicon Valley of India. I didn’t get the opportunity to see the various tech companies that it’s known for. Instead, I had my first dosa there. Oh man did I love it. I quickly started falling in love with Indian food.

Ganesha shrine on our taxi driver's dashboard
A Ganesha shrine on our taxi driver’s dashboard

I also got to see how deeply religious the people of India are. I visited areas of the city popular with Christians, Hindus, and Muslims. Unlike in the US, religion is on full display everywhere you go in India. It’s a huge part of the culture. Hindu statues decorate the city while hints of Christian and Muslim religious symbolism can also be seen.

Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Small cars and large trucks travel side by side on small barely paved roads
Dosa by Matthew T Rader
Dosa, a delicious and popular Indian food
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Roadside construction zone with no signage
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Muslim beef butchers in the Muslim area of the city
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Colors and patterns of the textiles in India
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
A Christian church in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
Bengaluru, India by Matthew T Rader
A view of a popular shopping area with a giant Hindu statue

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