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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blessings in Galore from the revered temples of Karnataka

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Karnataka, being the starting point of the southern coastal region is nestled between the central India and connecting the entire southern region, has been the most traditionally sustained state that has preserved its cultural heritage in modern times. There are many places in the state that are blessed with natural beauty and hence the state is one of the most visited places in the country, visited by both domestic and foreign tourists from different parts of the world. Worldwide The State of Karnataka is known for its multitude of tourist attractions for temples and religious significance, and has been referred by the major tourism writers in India and abroad as must visit the place.One of the main attractions of the state is definitely its temples, as they are not just sacred places of worship but they are also steeped in the country’s history, heritage and traditions known and renowned for fulfilling desires and wishes of the devotees. Plus, most of these temples are ancient and are of architectural wonders.

Karnataka historically known for one of the best places to visit in India, Temples of the Karnataka illustrate the varieties of architecture prevalent in various periods. The architectural designs have found a distinguished place in forming a true atmosphere of devotion for spiritual attainment. A lot of historical monuments found in the Northern & other parts of Karnataka. There are thousands of temples all over the state with its own divineness and to select few among them is not only difficult but very challenging too, as per my algorithm here are some of the most popular and frequently visited temples in Karnataka that are not just well-known in India but all over the world

1) Srikanteshwara Temple Nanjangud:
Srikanteshwara Temple also called Nanjundeshwara Temple is an ancient temple in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Nanjangud in the Karnataka state, Southern India. It is known as the ancient temple of the god Srikanteshwara (another name for the god Shiva, also known as Nanjundeshwara). The Srikanteshwara temple is located in the town on the right bank of river Kapila, a tributary of the Kaveri. Nanjangud is also known as "Dakshina Kashi" or "Varanasi/Prayag of South".

2) Shri Annapurneshwari Temple Horanadu:

Annapoorneshwari Temple located at Horanadu India 100 km from Chikmagalur in the thick forests and valleys of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Also called "Sri Kshethra Horanadu", it is situated on the banks of river Bhadra in a remote corner of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, surrounded by the natural vegetation, forest, green lands, and natural beauty of the Western Ghats.
This ancient Hindu temple of Goddess Annapoorneshwari has been restored and renamed as the Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shree Annapoorneshwari. The single image is the Goddess Annapoorneshwari standing on a Peeta with Shanku, Chakra, Sri Chakra and Devi Gayathri in her four hands.

3) Kukke Subramanya Temple

Kukke shri subramanya
Kukke Subramanya is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya, Karnataka Here Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Subramanya when threatened by the Garuda.
Kukke Subrahmanya can be reached by road from Mangaluru and from Bengaluru. KSRTC operates buses on a daily basis from these two places. The nearest airport is the Mangalore International Airport, at a distance of 115 km. The nearest railway station is Subrahmanya Road Railway Station on Mangaluru-Bengaluru railway route, which is 7 km from Kukke Subrahmanya. The station is a 15-minute trip to the temple.

4) Shri Manjunatheshwara Temple Dharmastala:

The village is known for its Dharmasthala Temple which houses the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru, Chandranath and the Dharma Daivas namely Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumaraswamy and Kanyakumari. The temple is unusual in that it is run by a Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhva order. Lakshadeepa, the festival of lights, is the annual festival of Dharmasthala in November–December. On an average, the flow of pilgrims is about 10,000 people a day. A mechanized kitchen provides free food for all pilgrims and there are guest houses with modern amenities.

5) Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple, Kateelu:

Kateel or Kateelu is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometres 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.
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. It is believed that Goddess Durga Parameshwari likes music and dance, a play team is dedicated completely to the cultural activity of Yakshagana illustrating the miracles of the Goddess Durga Parameshwari.

6) Kadri Manjunath Temple:

Kadri Manjunatha Temple is located in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India was originally made by Vajrayana Buddhist but later on, due to the falling of Buddhism converted to the deity Manjunatha by Hindus.

7) Shri Male Mahadeshwara Temple:

Mahadeshwara Temple
Male Mahadeshwara Betta is a pilgrim town located in the Kollegala taluk of Chamarajanagara district of southern Karnataka. It is situated at about 150 km from Mysuru and about 210 km from Bengaluru. The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara is a very popular Shaiva pilgrim centre and one of the most powerful Shiva temple. It draws lakhs of pilgrims from the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The area of the present temple surroundings is 155.57 acres. In addition, the temple has land-Area at Talabetta, Haleyuru and Indiganatha villages. Amidst dense forest, the temple attracts not only the pilgrims but also nature lovers. The height of the hill is about 3000 feet above sea level.
The Mahadeshwara Temple at Male Mahadeshwara Hill was built by Junje Gowda Rich Kuruba Gowda Landlord. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Historical shreds of evidence suggest that the Saint Mahadeshwara must have lived during the 15th century. About 600 years ago, he came here to perform penance and it is believed that he is still performing penance in the temple's garbha-gudi in the form of a linga. The linga, worshipped now in the garbha-gudi, is a self-manifested one.
Sri Male Mahadeshwara Swamy was moving on a tiger known as Huli Vahana and performed a number of miracles around the Betta to save the people and saints living there. The Lord Sri Mahadeshwara's miracles are beautifully sung by the village folk in Janapada Style.

8) Sri Chennakesava Temple, Belur, Hassan:

Chennakesava Temple 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 is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Belur is well known for its marvellous temples built during the rule of the Hoysala dynasty, making it and nearby Halebidu favoured tourist destinations in Karnataka state. These temple complexes have been proposed to be listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

9) Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna:

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The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a Hindu temple located in Gokarna, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. A Pranalinga (Pranalinga is defined as the reality of God which can be apprehended by the mind.
Also known as Atmalinga or Shiva Linga is deified in the temple, which is facing the city beach of the Arabian Sea in Gokarna. The Shiva Linga has a hoary legend. It is said to bestow immense blessings on devotees who even glimpse it. The temple is considered as pious as the Shiva temple at Varanasi or Kashi in North India on the banks of the Ganges River and hence is known as the Dakshin Kasi.

10) Karinjeshwara Temple, Karinja:

Karinja temple located at a height of average 1000 feet from the sea level in the middle of Kodyamale hills located around 35km from the city of Mangalore of Dakshina Kannada district of state Karnataka. Locations lie in between the Journey from Mangalore to Dharmastala.
Karinja temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva on the top of the hill and another temple dedicated to the goddess Parvathi is situated in the middle of the way to Shiva Temple.
The other Places near Karinja Temple:

  1. Seetha Pramana Kallu
  2. Varaha Thirtha
  3. Janu Thirtha
  4. Ungusta Thirtha
  5. Arjunas Arrow Mark
  6. Prathidwani Kallu
  7. Maha Ganapathi Sannidhi
  8. Ugrana Guhe Cave
  9. Battivinayaka
  10. Nagabana
  11. Kere

11) Nellitheertha Cave Temple:

Nellitheertha Cave Temple
Nellitheertha Cave Temple in Nellitheertha, Karnataka, India is dedicated to the Indian deity Sri Somanatheshwara, or Shiva. The temple dates back to at least 1487 CE.
To the right of the temple is a natural cave, about 200 metres long. Access is restricted, forcing visitors to crawl in on their knees. Inside, there is a lake and a Shiva Lingam.
It is believed that the cave in Nellitheertha was used by Sage Jabali to perform a penance to appease Goddess Durga Parameshwari. Goddess Durga appeared in front of Sage Jabali and assured him that she would kill the demon Arunasura. She later took the shape of a wasp and killed Arunasura on the banks of the river Nandini. At that place today is a beautiful temple of Goddess Durgaparameshwari and the place is very well known as Kateel.
Goddess Durga also assured Sage Jabali that Shiva, Vishnu and Durga herself would grace that region and that there would be temples to worship all three of them in the vicinity. One can find a Vishnu temple near Nellitheertha at a place called Kompadavu. Goddess Durga is worshipped in a place called Muchur, near to Nellitheertha.

12) Sri Virupaksheshwara temple, Hampi:

hampi virupaskha
Sri Virupaksheshwara temple is situated near the Tungabhadra river and amongst Hampi monuments. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest temples in Karnataka. It has a beautiful architecture and a treat to your eyes and soul.

Visiting the Karnataka temples means following traditional practices and encompassing one with spirituality. Most of the temples have a dress code and hence it is better to check that before visiting. Unlike the temples in North India, where the devotees can access the sanctum, it is not allowed in south Indian temples. Some temples may be open throughout the day but most of the temples are closed in the afternoon.

Hampi (Hampe) is a village in northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. The name Hampi can also mean "champion". It is located in the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city.
The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. According to statistics of 2014, Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google. The empire boasted a massive army comprising close to a million men. In around 1500 AD Vijaynagar had about 500,000 inhabitants (supporting 0.1% of the global population during 1440-1540), making it the second largest city in the world after Peking-Beijing and almost thrice the size of Paris.

13) Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri Sharadambe:

Sringeri, also written as Shringeri is a hill town and taluka headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the South Indian state of Karnataka, It is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE It is located on the banks of the river Tunga and also a historical Temple (1200 years).
Sringeri Sharada Peetha is the southern Advaita Vedanta matha or monastery established by Adi Shankara in 8th century AD. The Matha is on the banks of the Tunga River in Chikkamagalur district, Karnataka, India, 120 kilometres from Mangaluru and 303 kilometres from the state capital Bengaluru.

14) Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple Puttur:

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Sri Mahalingeshwara Temple. This is an ancient temple said to be built in 11-12th Century, Lord Shiva (popularly known as Puttur Mahalingeshwara)
During the month of April, the Car Festival (Rathotsava) is celebrated for ten days with much gaiety and fervour. The town is at its colourful best with the dazzling lights and marvellous display of fireworks. More than a lakh (100,000) people visit Puttur at the time of the festival.

15) Sri Krishna Temple Udupi:

Udupi sri Krishna
Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Krishna located in the town of Udupi in Karnataka, India.
The matha area resembles a living ashram, a holy place for daily devotion and living. Surrounding the Sri Krishna Matha are several temples namely the Udupi Anantheshwara Temple which is over a 1,000 years old.
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 idol of SriKrishna in a large ball of gopichandana.
Ashta Mathas:

  1. Pejavara
  2. Palimaru
  3. Adamaru
  4. Puttige
  5. Sodhe
  6. Kaniyooru
  7. Shirur
  8. Krishnapura

16) Murdeshwara Temple:

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murdeshwar is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. Murdeshwar has a railway station on the Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan railway route.
Major attractions:
  • Murdeshwar Temple and Raja Gopura
  • Statue of great Lord Shiva
  • Murdeshwar Beach

17) Chandragiri Hill, Shravanabelagola:

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Chandragiri is one of the two hills in Shravanabelagola in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The recorded history surrounding the hill started in 300 BC when last Shruthakevali Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya visited the place in order to attain religious peace. The small hill derives its name of Chandra from the fact that Chandragupta was the first of the rishis who lived and performed penance.
The hill is situated about 3049 feet from mean sea level and 200 feet from the above the ground level and is situated in the NW entrance of the town. A vast expanse of granite rock, scattered large and small boulders can be found en route to the peak.

18) Marikamba Temple, Sirsi:

Marikamba Temple in Sirsi, Karnataka, India, is a Hindu temple dedicated to a form of the goddess Durga.
The central icon is an eight-armed image of Durga, also known by the names Renuka and Yellamma. It is at a distance of 83 kilometres to the east of Gokarna.
Sirsi Marikamba jaatre of the deity is held every alternate year in the month of February and taken through the town. It is attended by a very large number of devotees.

19) Renuka Yallamma Temple, Saundatti:

Renuka Yallamma Temple is one of the famous pilgrimage centre located in Belgaum district of Indian state of Karnataka.
The temple of Goddess Yellamma or Sri Renukadevi is a popular pilgrimage site for Shakti devotees. Every day, hundreds of pilgrims visit the temple with great devotion. The congregation is especially large, crossing the ten lakh mark on two auspicious days Banada Hunime and Bharathi Hunime.
The century-old temple of Yellamma is situated atop Yellamagudda, amidst picturesque Ramalinga Hills about 5 km from Savadatti. Between Savadatti and the temple is the magnificent fort of Parashghad, dating back to the 10th century.

20) Padutirupathi Venkataramana Temple, Karkala:

VekataRamanaTemple Karkala
Venkataramana Temple, Karkala, also known as Padutirupathi, is a temple in Karnataka, India. It was built by Goud Saraswat Brahmins of Karkala. This Temple has the history of more than 500 years.

21) Sri Hasanamba Temple, Hassan:

The town Hassan was named after the presiding deity at the Hasanamba Temple. She is called Hasanamba as she is perceived to be ever smiling, bestowing all riches on her devotees. Built in the 12th century, the temple is open to the public for a week, once a year during the lunar month of Ashwayuja, during Deepavali in October.
So devotees flock here to seek the Goddess' blessings during this week. This is the best time to visit the temple.

22) Gokarnanatheshwara Temple Kudroli, Mangaluru:

Gokarnanatheshwara Temple / 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 form of Lord Shiva.
The temple observes many festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Navrathri, Krishnashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Nagara Panchami, Deepavali, Dasara, Sri Narayana Jayanthi etc. It has worshipers from all over the world.
Mangalore Dasara is celebrated in a very spectacular way by worshipping the idol of Ganesh, Adhi Shakthi Maatha, Sharada Maatha, Navadurgas such as Shaila Puthri Maatha, Brahmachaarini Maatha, Chandrakaantha Maatha, Kushmaandini Maatha, Skanda Maatha, Kathyaahini Maatha, Maha Kaali Maatha, Maha Gowri Maatha and Siddhi Dhaathri Maatha.

23) Shri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysore:

Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.
The Chamundeshwari Temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha and one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas. It is known as Krouncha Pitham as the region was known in Puranic times as Krouncha Puri. The origin of Shakti Peethas is associated with the mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self-immolation.
Shakti Peethas are the divine seat of Shakti due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi when Lord Shiva carried it and wandered in sorrow. There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Each temple has shrines for Shakti and Kalabhairava. The Hair of Sati Devi is said to have fallen here, the Shakti is addressed as Chamundeshwari Devi.

24) Anegudde Shri Vinayaka Temple, Anegudde:

Situated in Kumbhashi, Anegudde is about 100 km from Mangalore and 9 km from Kundapur. It is one of the most beautiful Temple in the region with a peaceful ambience. It is also one of the 'Sapthakshetra' of 'TULUNADU' and also called Mukti Sthala.
Kumbhashi is located on the NH 17 at a distance of 96 km from Mangalore, 9 km from Kundapur, and 30 km from Udupi. Kumbhashi is located about 400 km from the state capital Bengaluru. Frequent bus service is available from Mangalore /Udupi /Kundapur to Kumbhashi.

25) Shri Mookambika Temple, Kollur:

The Kollur "Shree Kshntram", situated in the Udupi District of Karnataka State, is one among the seven abodes of Salvation, in the creation of Parashurama. The Shree Kshethram is set up by Adi Shankaracharya. This is an abode where the Goddess Shakthi is worshipped. Devi Mookambike is worshipped here as the Shakthi Devatha.
The Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi. The Panchaloha image (five elements mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to this place. There is an exquisite sculpture of Panchamukha Ganesha.
Kollur is about 135 Kms from Mangalore and 80 Kms from Udupi, in the valley of Kodachadri peak of Western Ghats nestles a serene town Kollur.

26) Shri Rajarajeswari Temple, Polali:

Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple is a temple located in Polali, Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. The primary deity of the temple is Shri Rajarajeshwari. The temple was constructed in the 8th century AD by King Suratha and has been developed by many dynasties which ruled over the region. The idol of Shri Rajarajeshwari is completely moulded from clay with special medicinal properties.
The temple portrays Hindu architecture with roofs adorned with wooden carvings of gods and copper plates. Daily and special poojas are conducted in the temple under the auspices of the head priest K. Rama Bhat. Annual festivals are held in the temple with much fanfare. Polali Chendu festival is an important festive event where football is played to represent the fight of good over evil. The Chendu festival is followed by the annual festival in March, which lasts for a month and is attended by people from all over the world.

27) Mangaladevi Temple:

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 is dedicated to Hindu god Shakti in the form of Mangaladevi. The city of Mangaluru is named after the presiding deity, Mangaladevi. The temple is of significant antiquity and is believed to have been built during the 9th century by Kundavarman, the most famous king of the Ahepa dynasty during the 9th century under the aegis of Matsyendranath. As per another legend, the temple is believed to have been built by Parashurama, one of the ten avatars of Hindu god Vishnu and later expanded by Kundavarman.
The temple is built in Kerala style architecture, which is common in all temples in the South Indian state of Kerala and the Western Ghats, with most of its structure made of wood. The presiding deity, Mangaladevi in the central shrine is in a seated posture. There are shrines around the sanctum for other deities.
In modern times, the temple is maintained and administered by hereditary trustees. The temple is open daily from 6 a.m to 10 am, 12 pm to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.

28) Shri Mahaganapathi Temple, Sharavu:

Sharavu mahaganapathiemple
Mangalore which is well-known as a pilgrim centre has a number of prominent and sacred temples, one of which is Shri Sharavu Mahaganapati temple. The temple is located in the heart of the city and easily accessible. It is an exceptional religious place having a great history of more than 800 years. Shri Sharavu Magaganapathi temple is a hub for a range of cultural activities like dance and drama performances, Yakshangana, and also for a number of social and cultural activities. It is situated in the heart of the city of Mangalore.
Large numbers of devotees throng to this temple during the special auspicious festival like Ganesh Chaturthi and Samakranthi.

29) Mahatobar Shri Siddi Vinayaka Temple, Idagunji:

Coast of India in the Idagunji town in Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka state, India. The temple's popularity as a religious place is recorded by about 1 million devotees visiting it annually.
It is one of the six famous Ganesha temples on the West Coast of India, which is also popularly called the "Ganesha Coast".
Idagunji, where the temple is located, is a small village on the west coast of India close to the Sharvathi River which joins the Arabian Sea. It is close to Manki, Mavinakatte and is about 14 km from Honavar, 28 km from Navilgaon, 65 km from Gokarna, and 7 km from a road which branches from the National Highway 17 (India), towards the west coast. Honnavara, the capital of the taluk in which Idagunji lies, is also the nearest railway station.

30) Male Mahadeshwara:

Male Mahadeshwara Hills
The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara is a very popular Shaiva pilgrim centre and one of the most powerful Lord Shiva temple. It draws lakhs of pilgrims from the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Male Mahadeshwara Betta is a pilgrim town located in the Kollegala taluk of Chamarajanagara district of southern Karnataka. It is situated at about 150 km from Mysuru and about 210 km from Bengaluru.

31) Kudalasangama:

Kudala sangama
Kudalasangama in India is an important centre of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. It is located about 15 km from the Almatti Dam in Bagalkot district of Karnataka state. The Krishna and Malaprabha River rivers merge here and flow east towards Srisaila (another pilgrim centre) Andhra Pradesh.
32) Shri Mahaganapathi and Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Pernankila

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Shri Mahaganapathi and Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Pernankila
Pernankila is not a sleepy village as seems to be, the village has risen to prominence with the existence of Shri Mahaganapathi with devotees flocking from across India. Revered to be most divine and the wish-fulfilling abode of Lord Ganapathi and Lord Shiva. The temple has three entries , one route originating from the Pernankila Bus-stop is the approach road to the temple with curves and bends, it passes by the Pernankila post-office which is also the main entry for the Shri Mahalingeshwara temple which is where most of the devotees enter and there is the adjoining side slight ahead of the same road is another gateway that leads to  Shri Mahaganapathi temple, the road to this gateway leads to backside route which connects to the other roads of Pernankila. The third entry is not a fixed way as it is not developed, is the path from the Pondside (which is connected to the approach road), where the devotees who wish to purify themselves by dipping their feet and palm-sprinkling the water on their body before entering the temple.

Predominantly this village is blessed by the divine blessings and is considered to be filled with the divine powers.The divine abode of Lord Mahalingeshwara [Lord Shiva] and Shri Mahaganapathi [Lord Ganesha] is situated in Pernankila which is about 20 km southeast of Udupi.  The Ganesha deity is believed to remove obstacles from one's life. The Ganapati here is called Udbava Ganapati as it is believed to have come from the earth by itself.

Pernankila is a village near Hiryadka of Udupi taluk and Udupi district, a mid-sized village located in the district of Udupi in the state of Karnataka in India. The annual fair of the temple is celebrated with great charm and devotion. And on this chariot of the temple is pulled by many devotees with statues of god placed in it. 

As the folks say that the Lord Pernankila Shri Mahaganapati is fond of appams prepared out of rice, coconut, ghee and jaggery.The appams of the temple have become very famous and are available only on requests and are produced only on the limited basis depending on the day-to-day demand, one has to order beforehand to get this. On the Ganesh Chaturthi day, nearly one quintal rice is used to prepare 50,000 appams( figures not exact) and distribute among the devotees. Generations had its rumour that during the making the aroma of ghee could be smelt few metres around the temple. Devotees get the linger of the appam taste even at the mention of the word Pernankila, such is the reverence of the temple. The kopparegeappa Seva is provided with the temple where devotees offer prayers to god by and annasantharpane is made to devotees of God. The Ganapathi Vigraha is in a well. 

Ganesh Chaturthi is the holiest day here. Thousands of devotees visit this temple on that day and offer their prayers. Devotees firmly believe that Lord Mahaganapathi bless them and fulfils their wishes.Special poojas and celebrations are held during the Ganesh Chaturthi during which nearly 2000++ devotees visit the temple and participate in the meal (annasantarpane) that is served on that day. Besides religious functions, cultural events are also organised on the Ganesh  Chaturthi day in the temple. On the day of Ekadashi, the meals are not served, the people maintain fast and offer prayers to god.

With the lot of development and re-development happening on civil front, numerous roads traverse to and across the temple path in Pernankila. However, the most used three main routes coming from Udupi is well-frequented in comparison with the other roads that have emerged in the recent years.Devotees can consider these routes to Pernankila if they are coming from Udupi and nearby. The first one is through Alevoor-Marne Road (1 km. from Marne). The second one is through Parkala via Patla route (about 2 km. from Patla). The third route is through Onthibettu near Hiriyadka (about 8 km. from Onthibettu). This route has a good number of service buses travelling from Udupi through Manipal to Peranankila.And Buses also ply from other places too, advisable to board a bus from Hiridaka stop as many buses going towards Pernankila halt here.

33) Guddattu Mahaganapathi Temple
Guddattu Mahaganapathi temple is believed to have been built 800 years ago and stands in a unique location below a huge granite rock. Guddattu is a village off NH 66 and around 90 km from Mangalore. It is believed that the idol of Ganapathy was self-manifested or ‘swayambhu’. The main ritual here is ‘Ayarkoda’ or pouring a thousand pots of water on the idol.

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