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Kadri Manjunatha Temple

Manjunatheshwara  temple is situated on the hills of Kadri, in Mangalore District of Karnataka. Paramashiva is worshipped as Manjunathaswamy. There is a natural spring, called Gomukha near the temple. It is believed that 👇 ImageImage
Water flows from Kashi and thereby spring is called as Kashi theertham.

Sthala Puranam says that,  Parashurama was living here after killing Kshatriyas, and donated all the land to Kashyapa Muni. He prayed to Paramshiva for a place to do Tapasya. Paramashiva appeared and ImageImageImage
asked to do Tapasya in Kadri mountains
also, Mahadeva and Parvathi Devi will stay there as Manjunatha. A beautiful Bronze Statue of Bhrama Deva here is supposed to be 1000 years old. Shivalinga of Dharmasthala was taken from this temple pond. ImageImageImage
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Bhoga Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
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Bhoga Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, Devarayanadurga is located near Tumkur of Karnataka. There are two temples are here for Narasimha Swamy, one is at the base of the hill which is Bhoga Narasimhar and 👇
the other on the top of  hill which is Yoga Narasimhar.

Bhoga Narasimha swamy Temple Prathista is said to be done by Maharshi Durvasa who did tapasya here. While doing tapasya Muni wished to bath in river Ganga and decided to travel to Ganga river bank,
At that time Ganga Devi appeared here and said she will remain here in the temple pond.

Yoga Narasimha swamy Prathista is believed to be done by Bhrama Deva who did tapasya here for many years.
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The biggest and exclusive shrine dedicated to Nandi.
The massive Nandi is carved out of a single rock of granite. Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru, built the shrine in 1586.
Years back, groundnut was grown in this area. Every full moon night, farmers found their fields plundered. So farmers waited in their fields one full moon night. When they heard noise, one farmer threw his crowbar in that direction. To their horror, they found a huge golden bull.
The farmers fled away. When they returned next day, they found a huge stone bull in that same place. When the matter was reported to Kempe Gowda, he built a Nandi shrine there.

The farmers started the practice of a groundnut fare, kadalekai parishe, every year in Karthika.
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Srikanteshwara Temple,
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Srikanteshwara Temple or
Nanjundeshwara Temple is a famous Shiva Temple located in Karnataka at the bank of river  Kapila. Temple is also called Varanasi of South. Nanjunda means one who has consumed poison.
Story is  related to the Samudra Mathanam when Paramashiva had to consume halahala.

Parashurama worshipped Mahadeva here to relieve himself from the curse of Mathru Hatya. While clearing the place to do poojas Parashurama's  axe hit the Shivalingam and it began bleeding, that
mark is still visible even today. Thus
it is also believed that Parashurama did Shiva Prathishta here

Sthala Puranam says that, once there was a demon named Keshi who disturbed the people in the area, after  getting blessing from Brahma Deva  and Mahavishnu. Mahadeva appeared
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Dodda in Kannada means big. Sri Ganesha here is 18 ft tall in height and 16 ft wide. Dodda Ganesha is also known as Shakthi Ganapathi and Satya Ganapathi.

It is said that Kempe Gowda, the founder of Bengaluru, saw a rock here.
The rock had engravings of Ganesha. His sculptors cut the Ganesha murti from that single rock. Later, a shrine was built around the Ganesh murti.

It is believed that Dodda Ganapathi is the protector of Bengaluru. All auspicious events start by praying to Him.
Benne Alankara is the most famous festival here when about 100 kg of butter is coated over Ganapathi every four years and the rich prasad is offered to the worshippers.

Ganesha is also covered in cream colour and is decorated with golden laces and buttons
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Chamundeshwari Temple
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Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the Chamundi Hills. Devi is Chamundeshwari here and considered as one among the 18 Shakti Peethas. It is known as Krouncha peedha, as city was called Krouncha Puri earlier. It is said that 👇
hair of Sati Devi fell here.

Story says that Mahishasura had been granted a wish by Brahma deva that he could not be killed by a man or an animal and he began to disturb everyone.
Parvati Devi fought with Mahishasura taking the form of Chamundeshwari.
The battle between Chamundeshwari and Mahishasura lasted ten days and Mahishasura was defeated. This victory of good over evil is celebrated as the festival of Dussehra.
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#Temples #KarnatakaTemples #Badami

Inspired by another thread, a small thread on different forms of MahaVishnu from Badami Caves

1. Anantaśēṣa mahāviṣṇu (ಅನಂತಶೇಷ ಮಹಾವಿಷ್ಣು) Image
2. Varāhasvāmi (ವರಾಹಸ್ವಾಮಿ) Image
3. Narasinhasvāmi (ನರಸಿಂಹಸ್ವಾಮಿ) Image
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