Mandya: Mahishasura the erstwhile demon king who once ruled the terrains of Chamundi Hills in Mysuru welcomes all here. As one moves inside, majestically stands a palace in the backdrop giving a feel of walking into the palace built by Wadiyars.
This is the latest avatar of Pandavapura railway station in the district that has undergone an artistic makeover.
A street art project by Eternity Creative Audio in Bengaluru, the deft hands of artists Avinash Sringeri Diwakar and team has turned the walls of the railway station into a canvas to highlight the rich culture and tradition of the land.
The life size statue of Mahishasura in Chamundi Hill has been replicated in painting as seen in the facade of the main entrance. The ticket counter has been turned into a palatial zone with the painting of Amba Vilas Palace in the backdrop. The walls of the platform portray the image of celebrated Dewan Sir M Visvesvaraya who is also credited for building KRS dam across Cauvery river considered as the lifeline of Mandya.
A caparisoned elephant, a view of the palace from Jayamarthanda gate and a dollu kunita artiste, who all make for the attractions in world famous Mysuru Dasara are all framed here on the walls with a stroke of brush.
The artistic look of the railway station coming under South western railway Mysuru division has been appreciated by a dedicated group of Twitter handle- Karnataka rail users with the photos captured by Deepak Shankar in equally artistic frames.
- Team Mysoorunews