Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Kamalashile Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari Temple
Located 7 km away from Siddhapur on Kundapur- Shimoga Highway, Kamalashile is noted for the Brahmi-Durga Parameshwari Temple and a small cave called Suparshwa Muni Guhe. The cave ends at a well called Naga teertha, where you can see a Subramanya idol. The idol of Brahmi Durga Parameshwari attracts a lot of devotees. The unique feature of the temple is that the puja to the goddess is performed by the Balegaras (bangle sellers). There are many myths associated with this temple. The annual festival is conducted on Chaitra Bahula Moolanakshatra. The grand silver chariot (18 feet high) of the temple is used during the car festival.
The temple of Brahmi-Durga Parameshwari is about 44 km from the Kamalashile, north-east of Kundapur. Major railway junctions are at Kundapur and Mangalore.