Set in sylvan surroundings on the Western Ghats, this well known pilgrimage center on the banks of Netravati river, in Belthangady taluk of Dakshin Kannada district, is an interesting amalgam of faiths. It is arguably the most visited religious place in Karnataka.
Located in the Koppal district, close to Anegundi across River Tungabhadra from Hampi, Anjanadri Hills is believed to be the birthplace of the Hindu lord Hanuman. Born to Anjana, lord Hanuman was also called Anjaneya and hence the hill is called Anjanadri hills, believed to be his birthplace.
Dedicated to the lord Narasimha, an incarnation of the Hindu God Lord Vishnu, the temple is located in Seebi (Sibi), 20 km away from Tumakuru headquarters. According to the legends, the temple was built by a merchant who was travelling via Sibi and took a halt for relaxing and consuming food on a rock.
Also known as ‘Dakshina Kashi’, Kalaseshwara Temple is located on Kalasa road in Mudhigere taluk of Chikkamagalur district in Karnataka. A beautiful road crossing the Ghats, the aroma of Chikkamagalur specialties like coffee and cardamom plantations, and the captivating hills and gorges will make your journey to Kalasa a memorable one.
As per the information notice board outside the temple, Bhimesvara Temple was constructed during the last quarter of the 11th century A.D. under the Chalukya Dynasty in Nilagunda village. Nilagunda is known for its soapstone quarries and is an important village from the times of Kalyana.
Located in midst of picturesque lush green landscapes of the Western Ghats, just 10 km away from Kalasa is the divine temple of Sri Annapoorneshwari at an elevation of 831 m or approximately 2726 ft. Horanadu is a small panchayat village in the Chikkamagalur district in Kalasa taluk and is visited by pilgrims throughout the…
Talacauvery, the birthplace or the origin of River Cauvery is a holy place or a pilgrimage for many Hindus. The place is considered to be the source of the river Cauvery.
Like all other districts, Dakshina Kannada district too is rich in heritage and culture. Spread across 350 acres, Pilikula Nisargadham offers an array of activities one can think of.
A small and a heritage village called Ikkeri situated in Sagar Taluk of Shimoga District in the Malanadu region of Karnataka has been of great importance historically. Just about 6 km away from Sagar, lays this ancient Ikkeri village and a temple called Aghoreshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Madikeri Fort is the Omkareshwara Temple, built-in 1820 and featuring a blend of red tile-roofed Kerala architecture and Islamic-style domes. The Linga of this Shiva Temple is believed to have been brought from Kashi.
Situated towards east of Mangaluru in Kateel is the Durga Parameshwari Temple, located on an island in Nandini river. The temple dedicated to oddess Durga Parameshwari is in the form of an Udhbhava Moorthi (naturally formed).
In the hilly terrain of Devarayanadurga, are various holy spots like the temples dedicated to Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Bhoga Narasimha Swamy and the Sanjivaraya Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Near the Narasimha Temple are three sacred ponds called Narasimha Teertha, Parashara Teertha and the Pada Teertha. The Pada Teertha is inside a large cave.