Sunday, February 20, 2011

VISIT TO TEMPLES

DHARMASTHALA
Set off from home around 9am...... drove a distance of about 130km.......passing through Karkala, Moodabidri, Belthangady, Ujire...... to reach Dharmasthala at 12 noon..... seat of Manjunatha Swamy and place of Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari.......  after darshanam at the temple, waited for community lunch on banana leaf....... An elephant with mahout waiting outside...... either feeding its food or waiting for visitors......  a small amount given to it...... would make its trunk to place on the head of persons......a form of blessings.....people believe........ Also visited Gommateshwara on the hills......

SOUTHADKA
A small place...... distance of 25km from Dharmasthala...... a Maha Ganapathy temple in the open...... no roof over the whole temple ......surrounded by trees....What happens during rainy days?..... they say....... pooja formalities still take place.....   a very sublime and beautiful ambiance.......... spent some time sitting in shades of trees...... lots of devotees present temple Ghante (Bell).......


KUKKE SUBRAMANYA
Reached another famous place in the foothills of western ghats, near Kumara Pravatha at 4.30p.m...... is the temple called Kukke Subramanya with LORD SUBRAMANYA as deity...... has old and also new temples..... a serene, calm, clean temple premises...... with importance of serpent God...... lots of people visit the place with the belief that their hardships would be eased and life will be more happier.....

Left the place at 6.30pm and drove back a distance of 175km  via Mangalore to Birthi and reached at 11pm
Sat, 19 Feb

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