Yana is a village located in the forests of the Sirsi and Kumta Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India, known for its unusual karst rock formations. It is located in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats, about 60 kilometers (37 mi) from Karwar port, 39 kilometers (24 mi) from Sirsi, and 31 kilometers […]

Shiva Temple, Murdeshwara

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. The town is located 13 km from the taluk headquarters of Bhatkal. It is 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 […]

Karikaanamma Temple 

Karikaanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari is a Hindu goddess temple in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India, located near the town of Honnavar, established by Shreedhar Swami. Garbhagudi is carved out of a single rock. In the 1970s, when Indira Gandhi visited the temple, roads were fully built up to uphill. It is located in […]

Idgunji Mahaganapati Temple

The Shree Vinayaka Devaru is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Ganesha (Vinayaka), located on the West 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 […]

Shree Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna

The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna, is a 4th-century CE Hindu temple located in Gokarna, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka state, India, which is built in the classical Dravidian architectural style. It is a site of religious pilgrimage. The temple faces the Gokarna beach on the Arabian Sea. The temple deifiesthe Pranalinga (“the reality of God which can […]

Shree Dharanath Temple Dhareshwar

This temple is located in Dhareshwar in Utara Kannada, Karnataka. The temple is naturally beautiful. A rathotsava is performed every year and the peak time to visit this temple is during Maha Shivarathri. About the Temple Dhareswar is 8 km to the southeast of Kumta. The Mahadev temple is said to be around 800 years […]

Shree Lakshmi Narayan Mahamaya Temple

The beautiful Sri Lakshminarayana Mahamaya temple is situated at Hanumatta near Ankola. The GSB Brahmins who fled from Goa about 1510 AD with their family deities (Kuladevatha idols) came and settled here. The idol of gold in this temple is taken out for worship once in ten-fifteen years. The punarprathistapana of the temple took place […]

Santoshimata Temple & Samadevi Temple

The temple’s main deity is Sri Jai Santoshi Mata, the daughter of Lord Ganesha. Santoshi Mata was said to be the reincarnation of Goddesses Durga, who symbolizes power and stands for moral order. The temple is maintained by Jai Santoshi Mata Kshetra Saunsthan. Sri Maha Kali and Sri Ganesh are alsoworshipped here, along with Mata […]

Durgadevi Temple Sadashivgad

Mother goddess Durga Temple is situated on the peak of Sadashivgad hill fort in Karwar in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in India. It had an important historical link with the famous and powerful Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who was one of the greatest Hindu Kings. He had visited Karwar and Sadashivgad twice, in 1665 and […]

Shejeshwar Temple

This temple is at a distance of just 8 Kms from Karwar. It is believed to be a thousand years old. Shejjeshwar temple is among one of the five temples where pieces of Atma-lingam, which Ravana was carrying, are believed to have been dropped. Shejjeshwar Temple is otherwise known as Siddeshwar Temple. According to belief, […]