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 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 mean did I love it. I quickly started falling in love with India 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

Trip To India Posts

1. India – Arriving In A Mysterious New Place
2. Hosur, India – My First True Taste of India
3. Bengaluru, India – The City of Technology and Religion
4. Salem, India – From Daily Life to the Pongal Festival
5. Coimbatore, India – Small City with Exotic Food
6. Yercaud, India – Getting Some Time With Nature
7. Namakkal, India – All Day Long Celebrations
8. Thanjavur, India – The City of Temples
9. Mayiladuthurai, Tharangambadi, and Poompuhar, India – First View of the Coast
10. Kumbakonam, India – Home Life and Fine Silk
11. Karaikal, India – Meeting Tsunami Survivor K. Pasupathi
12. Velankanni, India – A Small Beach Town With A Famous Basilica
13. Nagapattinam, India – Beautiful Orphans And A Ring of Fire
14. Chidambaram, India – A Small Town With A Long History
15. Puducherry, India – Marriage, Zen, Art, And A Beach
16. Auroville & Mahabalipuram, India – A Golden Dome and Krishna’s Butterball
17. New Delhi & Agra, India – Seats Of Power And Poverty
18. The Taj Mahal

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