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Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi

Udupi Sri Krishna Matha (Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಠ) is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India.

The Krishna Matha was founded by the Vaishnavite saint Shri Madhwacharya in the 13th century. He was the founder of the Dvaita school of Vedanta. It is believed that Madhwacharya found the murti of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana.

As told by Sri Madhwacharya in his TANTRASARA SANGRAHA the murti is placed Pashchimabhimukha. All the other murtis in other Ashta mutts are facing Western side as well. Once Kanakadasa, a pious worshipper and devotee of Lord Krishna, was staying in a makeshift hermitage in front of Krishna mutt. There was an earthquake in the night and the outer temple wall cracked such a way that there was a wide enough opening for Kanakadasa to have darshana of the murti. Till today, devotees still worship Lord Krishna by praying through the same window where kanakadasa was seeing the offerings/Pooja from outside.It is known as Kanakanakhindi, and is decorated by an arch named after him. A statue has also been erected. A similar window covers the immediate front of the murti and is called Navagraha kindi. It is often mistaken to be Kanakana kindi.

Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi - Temple - Around Mangalore
Sri Krishna Matha, Udupi – Temple – Around Mangalore

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Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu is 171 Kmts from Mangalore.

Hoysaleswara temple (Kannada: ಹೊಯ್ಸಳೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) (also spelt “Hoysaleshwara” or Hoysaleshvara”) is a temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It was built in Halebidu (in modern Karnataka state, India) during the rule of King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. The construction was started around 1120 CE and completed in 1150 CE. Previously known as Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra, Halebidu is 16 km from Belur, 31 km from Hassan and 149 km from Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, India.

Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu

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Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, Belur is 153 Kmts from Mangalore.

The Kappe Chennigaraya temple, built by Queen Shantala Devi in 1117 AD, a minor shrine in the Chennakeshava temple complex, Belur

The Chennakeshava Temple, (Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ಚೆನ್ನಕೇಶವ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) originally called Vijayanarayana Temple (Kannada: ವಿಜಯನಾರಾಯಣ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ), was built on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur, by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana. Belur, which was an early Hoysala capital, is in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It is 40 km from Hassan city and 220 km from Bangalore. Chennakesava (lit, “handsome Kesava”) is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvelous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favored tourist destinations in Karnataka state. These temple complexes have been proposed to be listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple - Chennakeshava Temple, Belur
Kappe Chennigaraya Temple – Chennakeshava Temple, Belur

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Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir

Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir Seva Trust (R),
Lady Hill, Urva,
Chilimbi,
Mangalore-575 006,
Karnataka.

The Temple was initially started in a house in the year 1965. Later a new Temple was constructed adjacent to the house and was inaugurated on 20th April 1967 by Late Smt.Chandra Bai the founder of this temple in the presence of a large number of Sai Devotees.

A Beautiful Mixed Cement Idol of Shirdi Saibaba about 4 1/4 ft is placed on a 3 ft Granite Platform in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Temple. A Silver Prabhavali behind the Saibaba Idol and a Silver Adishesha above the Idol is adding to the beauty of the Sanctum Sanctorum. 1 Silver Idol of Sai Baba about ¾ feet used for daily Abhishekam is placed in front of the main Idol.

Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore
Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mandir, Mangalore

Aarti Timings :

Aarti

Daily

Kakad Aarti

6:00 AM

Ashtottara Namavali

8:00 AM

Chota Aarti

9:30 AM

Afternoon Aarti

12:00 Noon

Dhoop Aarti

6:00 PM

Maha Pooja

8:00 PM

Shej Aarti

9:00 PM

 

Large Scale celebration of festivals:

  1. Temple Anniversary on 20th April of every year.
  2. Sri Ramanavami.
  3. Guru Poornima.
  4. Krishna Janmashtami.
  5. Deepavali.
  6. Tulasi Pooja.
  7. Vijayadashmi.

Text Source: saiamrithadhara.com
Photo Credit:  Snigdha Kishore

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple
Gurunagar,
Mangalore
Karnataka 575008

 

This is a branch of Math of Sri Kashi Math Samsthan Varanasi. For more than five decades, these temples have been an auspicious and holy place for Gram Devatha Sri Venkatramana’s and Kula Devi Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s innumerable devotees living across the Globe.

Devotees and Kulavis gather here in great numbers to celebrate the main annual events like Akshaya Trithiya, Vaishaka and Karthika Poornima, Karthika Ekadashi-Ahorathri Bhajana utsav, Navaratri,(in Sri Venkatramana Sannidhi) also Brahmarathotsava, and Prathishta Vardanthi Utsava(in Sri Mahalasa Narayani Sannidhi).

Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore
Mahalasa Narayani Venkataramana Temple, Mangalore

 

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Kadri Manjunath Temple

Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kadri
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575002

The temple of Manjunatheshwara on the hills of Kadri is a very beautiful and popular temple in Mangalore. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century. It was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The idol of Lord Manjunathaswamy of the temple is called as oldest of the South Indian Temples. It is believed that Parashurama who was living in Sahyadri, killed the kshathriyas who were cruel and donated the lands to Kashyapa. He prayed to Lord Shiva for a place to live. Lord Shiva assured Parashurama that if he performed a penance at Kadali kshethra, Lord Shiva would reincarnate as Manjunatha for the betterment of the world. As per Shiva’s orders Parashurama threw his axe into the sea and created a place for his penance. Yielding to Parashurama’s prayers Lord Shiva appeared to him as Manjunatha along with Goddess Parvathi and stayed at Kadri for the betterment of the world. As per the orders of Manjunatha the sapthakoti manthras become the seven theerthas.

This temple has Hindu and Buddhist history. Buddhism was practised here till the 10th century AD. But after the fall of Buddhism the devotion of Manjusri and Avalokiteśvara continued in this region. The Nath cult was embraced towards Buddhism and continued there Tantric Shiva tradition as well. As a result many Buddhist temples came in Hindu vortex. According to M. Govinda Pai this temple was known as Kadri Manjunatha where is Manjunatha relates to Shiva and Kadri is derived from Kadri Vihara which was Buddhist monastery of Vajrayana cult.

Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore
Kadri Manjunath Temple, Mangalore

 

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Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)

Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple
(Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Rd
Kudroli, Kodailbail
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575003

 

The Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, otherwise known as Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra, is in the Kudroli area of Mangalore in Karnataka, India. It was consecrated by Narayana Guru. It is dedicated to Gokarnanatha, a Hindu deity also known as Shiva. Compared to the other temples in and around Mangalore this temple was built recently.

The temple observes many festivals. Maha Shivaratri, Navrathri, Krishnashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Nagara Panchami, Deepavali, Dasara, Sri Narayana Jayanthi are celebrated with traditional gaiety and splendour. It has worshipers from all over the world. The temples branches are in Mulki, Udupi and Katpady. In addition to idols of Sharada Matha and Maha Ganapati, life-size idols of Nava Durgas are installed in the premises in an attractive way during Navaratri. All religious rites are observed for the entire period. Tableaux form a special part of the festivities and are taken around the main thoroughfares of Mangalore. Idols are then immersed in the well-decorated temple ponds in the presence of devotees.

 

Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Kshetra Temple (Gokarnanatheshwara Temple)

 

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Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple)

Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple)

Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kateel Post,
Kateel,
Mangalore
Karnataka 574148

Phone: 0824-2200591

 

Kateel or Kateelu (Tulu/Kannada: ಕಟೀಲು) is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangaluru and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism. The main attraction of the town is the temple of Sri Durga Parameshwari.

Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore

 

Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (Kateel Temple), Mangalore

The holy temple is situated on an islet in the middle of the sacred river Nandini amidst panoramic scenes and greenery. Thousands of devotees visit Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.

The temple’s trust also encourages several forms of arts. Notable among them is the Yakshagana, dashavathara mela which was started as an offering to the goddess. Currently Kateel has six Melas performing Yakshagana. During Dussera, Navaratri and other annual celebrations several sacred rituals like, Chandika havana, thula bhaara, veda parayana, hari kathas etc. are performed.

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Mangaladevi Temple

Mangala Devi Temple

Mangaladevi Rd
Mangala Nagar
Mangaluru,
Karnataka 575001
Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore
Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore

The Mangaladevi Temple is a Hindu temple at Bolara in the city of Mangaluru in the South Indian state of Karnataka, situated about three km southwest of the city centre.

The temple dates back to the ninth century when Kundavarman, the most famous king of the Ahepa dynasty, was ruling Tulu Nadu. During this period, there were two holy saints of the Nath cult, Machhendranath and Gorakhnath, who came from Nepal. They reached Mangalore, crossing the river Nethravathi. The place where they crossed the river came to be known as Gorakdandi. They chose a place near the banks of the Netravathi which was once the centre of activities of the sage Kapila. He had his hermitage there and it was a great center of education.

Hearing about the arrival of the two saints, the king came to meet them. Introducing himself as the king of Tulu Nadu, he paid his respects and offered them patronage. Pleased with the humility and virtues of the king, they informed him that his kingdom needed to be sanctified. They requested him to grant them land so that they could build a hermitage and make it a centre for their religious activities under his protection and patronage.

This ancient history surprised the king. He then came to know that his land was dedicated to Mother Mangaladevi. It was from these saints he came to know that once upon a time there existed a temple in his land dedicated to her. From their own mother he heard the story of Vihasini and Andasura, Parashurama and the temple built by them. The two saints took the king to the sites where all these historical events had taken place. They asked the king to dig the place and relieve the lingam and the dharapatra symbolising Mangaladevi and install them in a shrine along with Nagaraja for providing protection.

Kundavarman carried out the advice of the two sages. A grand shrine to Mangaladevi was built on the hallowed place. The two sages themselves guided and supervised the execution of the work. The temple attained special significance as Mangaladevi granted special favours, especially to maidens, who worshipped the goddess by observing Mangaladharavrata and got their wish of a suitable husband fulfilled.

Even today the two temples of Mangaladevi and Kadri, Mangalore have maintained their connection. The hermits of Kadri Yogirajmutt visit Mangaladevi temple on the first days of Kadri temple festival and offer prayer and silk clothes.

The city of Mangalore takes its name from the main deity of the temple, Mangaladevi. The temple was built as a memorial to a 10th-century princess of Malabar Mangale.

Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore
Mangaladevi Temple, Mangalore

Text Source: wikipedia.org
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