Sringeri (ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ)

||ಶ್ರೀ ಶಾರದಂಬಾಯೇ ನಮಃ || Shree Kshetra Sringeri (or Shringeri) is situated in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka.. It is located on the Western ghat section (Sahyadri mountain ranges).... The entire region is surrounded by hills-peaks and mountains.. During rainy season the evergreen place is a treat to watch and an awesome pilgrimage center of Karnataka... … Continue reading Sringeri (ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ)

Harake Hanuma Temple(ಹರಕೆ ಹನುಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ), BengaLuru

Usually Saturdays and in some custom Tuesdays would be dedicated to Lord Hanuman.. Today being tuesday, I have put in information on a temple in bangalore called 'harake hanuma devasthana'.. 'Harake' in kannada means 'vow' or 'sankalpa' made before God in order to get the devotees wishes fulfilled... There is a temple named 'Harake Hanuma' … Continue reading Harake Hanuma Temple(ಹರಕೆ ಹನುಮ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ), BengaLuru

Mantralaya (ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯ) Shri Gururaghavendra Swami

|| Om Shree Guru Raghavendraya Namaha || Mantralaya(ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯ ) or Mantralayam is a village situated on the banks of the river Tunga-Bhadra in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It not only shares its borders with Karnataka , but also attracts thousands of devotees from both the states, as well as from all over, come to … Continue reading Mantralaya (ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯ) Shri Gururaghavendra Swami

Teertha Kshetra and corresponding river banks

Whenever we visit any temple or Punya Kshetra suddenly we can notice that it will be situated on the banks of some particular river/ Sarovara/ Nadi in kannada. We also can see thousands of devotees who take bath in those rivers or atleast sprinkle water and enter the temples there.. But we also cannot deny … Continue reading Teertha Kshetra and corresponding river banks

Idagunji Ganesha (ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ಗಣೇಶ) temple

ವಕ್ರತುಂಡ ಮಹಾಕಾಯ ಕೋಟಿಸೂರ್ಯ ಸಮಪ್ರಭ ನಿರ್ವಿಘ್ನಂ ಕುರುಮೇದೇವ ಸರ್ವಕಾರ್ಯೇಷು ಸರ್ವದ || Lord Ganesha is worshipped in various forms. We all have seen various images and pictures of Lord Ganesha.Whenever we see Ganesha image in standing posture, immediately what comes to our mind is it must be 'Idagunji Ganesha'(ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ಗಣೇಶ). This is a standing posture of Lord Ganesha with … Continue reading Idagunji Ganesha (ಇಡಗುಂಜಿ ಗಣೇಶ) temple

Lord Ganesha and 32 different forms

|| Om Gam Ganapathaye Namaha || In Hindu religion, worship to Lord Ganesha comes first and very prominent..It has its own significance and meaning ..It is said that even Lord Ganesha's parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi themselves worship Lord Ganesha. Picture shows an image of Lord Ganesha ( Bombay Ganesha ) . Picture Courtesy: … Continue reading Lord Ganesha and 32 different forms

Shri Kolluru Mookambika(ಕೊಲ್ಲೂರು ಶ್ರೀ ಮೂಕಾಂಬಿಕಾ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) Temple

| Om Shri Mookambikaaye Namaha || Kolluru/Kollur [ ಕೊಲ್ಲೂರು ಶ್ರೀ ಮೂಕಂಬಿಕಾ ]  is situated in the Kundapura Taluk of Udupi District/coastal regions of Karnataka.It is 40 kms away from Kundapura and 140 kms from Mangalore city. It is situated in the western Ghats, in the banks of the river 'Souparnika'. It is in the mid … Continue reading Shri Kolluru Mookambika(ಕೊಲ್ಲೂರು ಶ್ರೀ ಮೂಕಾಂಬಿಕಾ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) Temple

Uttara Kannada Visit & Travel Checklist

My journey to Uttara Kannada comprised of the following places: Gokarna, Murudeshwara, Kollur Mookambika temple , Idagunji Ganesha temple , Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple. Since it was April end- May time, it was a severe summer. Below is the Travel- Check List I would like to provide to the readers for travel within India, so that … Continue reading Uttara Kannada Visit & Travel Checklist

Murudeshwara & Gokarna

Murudeshwara (ಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ )  is another name of Lord Shiva. Story behind the place/ Sthala Purana  ( ಸ್ಥಳಪುರಾಣ  )  :- Lord Shiva's 'Atmalinga' (ಆತ್ಮಲಿಂಗ ) or 'PraanaLinga', was worshipped by all Gods and Goddesses to get their wishes fulfilled. Ravana, who was termed as a great Bhakta/Devotee of Lord Shiva decided to get the Atmalinga of Shiva so … Continue reading Murudeshwara & Gokarna