70) MEDIEVAL TEMPLES OF GADAG

Gadag, a prosperous town of importance in Dharwad district of Karnataka, was known in the ancient days by various names, as Kratuka, Kratupura, Kardugu, Galadugu and Gadagu. It was also known as ‘Maha Agrahara’. One of the inscriptions found in the region mentions that Gadag was a part of Belavola, a…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHRIMAHABALESHWAR

Ravana the king of Lanka, heard the immense power and great ness of this Paneling and wishing to possess it set out for Kailasa. he was performing there severe penance with prayers in Samagana, Narada, who had been to Kailasa from Gokarn, while taking Ishwaras, leave saw Ravana there, and learnt his intention. He at once came to…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHRI MAHAGANAPATI

Rudra learnt from Vayu that his Pranalinga was founded in Gokama. He came there, and marked that the Pranalinga had received a wound from Ravana’s nails. He repeated however that this was due to his mis­take of having given over the Pranalinga to Ravana. He bond to the Linga with…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – TAMRAGOURI

When Brahma was once  absorbed in deep m editation, a woman in the form of river came out of his right hand. Brahma then foretold her that she would become Rudra’s wife. So, eager to meet Rudra she set out insearch of him and learning Rudra was at Gokarn alighted from the skies upon the Goshringa hill…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHRI VENKATISH

Due to Pranalinga being  established in the month of Karteeka all the Gods go and stay at Gokarn in that month. So Vishnu also once went there and worshipped Shri Shankara with sincere devotion and remained in center of the Kshetra to protect the devotees. He is known as Venkatesh or Venkataraman.

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – THE SUH LANDS

Kashi, Pushpagiri, Kanchi,  Nivitaha,A Ompuri, Shrishaila Shri  Virupaksha, Seth Kedar Gokarn are famous Salvatory Sun lands. These are famous as Sun lands. There are very famous Salvatory Sun Lands. So Gokarn is combined by trigonal vixtrigonal-land purificatary land and the Sunland.  Since a long-period trigonal forms of salvatory recombined here. Therefore there…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – GOGMBHA

Parashurama after destroying all the Kshatriyas gave the earth as gift to Kashyapa. Then confusion arose due to anarchy and evil prevailed Bhoodevi (then earth) being unable to bear the burden of sin went to Gokarn to performance. She began to meditate devoutly upon Ishwara in an Ashrama on Shatashringa…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHANKAR-NARAYAN

Kharasura Demon of the race of Hiranya Kashyapu being desirous of obtaining Parvati, began to perform Tapas for a long time. Shiva pleased with his penance presented himself before him and asked what he desired. Vishnu learning all about the mat­ter assumed the form of very beautiful woman with a…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – VAIVAHIK-PARVAT

(The Mountain of Copper bottom) One of the sages named Bragurushi prayed the godess of fire. So the godess of fire who was the wife of immenseful flame came to Shatashring mountains at Goshringa for disemboding her course. She penanced at Goshringa mountains of Shatashringa Lord Brahma was impressed by…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – RUDRA RHOOMI

Rudra bhoomi: Quite displeased with Brahma’s creation. Rudra became very angry, and originated Pramatha Ganas for destroying Brahma’s creation. Vishnu learnt this and approaching Rudra said in appearing words. “Oh! Rudra, please, forgive Brahma now, and destroy his creation only at the time of pralaya (final destruction) and may this…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – NAGESHWAR

The sage Kashyapa had two wives Kadru and Vinata. Kadru had one thousand children who were Nagas servents. Garuda and Aruna were the two sons of Vinata. The two sisters were one day wondering on the mountain Meru when at some deistance they happened to see horse of Indra (Uchaishravas)….

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – THINGS IN GENERAL

It goes without saying that Gokama being one of the three recognised famous Kshetras Gokarn, Ramasetu and Kashi, (Banaras) and also one among the ten well-known Bhaskar Kshetras, has come to be considered by Hindus as a famous place of Pilgrimage References to this Kshetra given in differ­ent old Puranas…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – JOY & BEAUTY OF GOKARN

Now a few words about the historic antiq­uity of Gokarn. As already refered to and quoted about, there are free and frequent mention of Gokarn Kshetra in the major epics and Puranas such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata, Skanda Purana and many other theological scriptures. Kalidasa mentions the Lord of Gokarn…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHRI MAHABALESHWIR BHAJAN

Jaya Shiv Omkara Swami Bhaja Shiva Omkara Brahma Vishnu Sadashiva Ardhangi Goura Hari om Hara Hara Kara Mahadev || Ekanana Chaturanana Panchanana Raje Shiva Panchanana Raje Hamsasana Garudasana Vrishavahana Saje Hari om Hara Hara Hara Mahadev || Dobhuj Charu Chaturbhuj Dashabhuj Tuma Shobhe Shiva Dashabhuj Tuma Shobhe Teeno Lokanirakata Shivajit…

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHREE MAHABALESHWAR STOTRA

Shri Mahabaleshadev Sarvabhoumate Vimala Charana Nalina Yugala Mupani Grihnate Paripoomanandam Dehyumapate || Shailaraja Rajatadrivasa Poojita Amita Sukrita Bharita Hridaya Kuhara Samsthita Amarendopendra Druhina Samstuta|| Shri Maha II Ligaroopa, Tungajanghaxnaghanashana Bhanjitasurendra Ravanavalepana Varagokanakhya Kshetrabhooshana | Shri Maha. II Sarvareesha shekharamaresha Shankara Sarvadurita timiraharana tarunabhaskara Jagadeesha nanadam pranatashubhakara || Shri  Mahabaleshwara    …

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SHRI KSHETRA GOKARNA MAHABALESHWAR – SHRI MAHABMESHWARASHTAKAM

Shrimanmahabalavibho Pranamami Nityam Kamam Dvishanpur Ripo Bhuvi Goshrutou Yat Dhyamnam Nidhe Tvamakarorvasatirmahesha Kshetraya Martya Nivayasya Sato Vibhooman||l|| Rudradavapya Bhavataha Paramatmalingam Kailasato Dashamukho Niragetsalankam Shnitvam N i vrittamatlia Tadbhuvi Vighnarajaha Sansthapanamcha Kritavanniyatebhuvosyaha ||2|| Lingatmakashcha Bhajatam Mahadevasam Tvam Bhangaya Bhasi Bhuvi Vishurta Goshrutisthaha Yamgayati Shrutiroopeeshwara Vishwaroopam Tvam Geyapunyacharitam Sharanam Prapadhye ||3|| Ksheerondadhou…

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SHRIE KSHETRA GOKARN STHALA CHARITRA

A few lines on the importance of Shri Kshetra Gokarn: Gokarna Kshetra Nilayam Dvibhujam varadam satham | Sarvabheeshta Prasidhyartham Tannamami Gajananam || Lankanatha Dashananogra Thapasa Ganena Thustodbhava Kailasa Chalavasa Shankara Shiva Swaprana Lingandhadhow || Thallingam Navarathna Peetha Sahitham Vighneshwara Sthapitham | Gokamastha Mahablesha Mamalam Vandhe Bhavanipathim || Namashivaya Sambaya Saganaya…

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A FEW VERSES REFERRING 10 GOKARNA, FOUND ON OIFFERENTS PURANAS

Tataha Krodhena Tenaiva Dahagreevaha Sahanujaha| Agachchadatma Midhyartham Gokamasya Shramam Shubham || Valmeekeeye U. Cam 9 Sa. 46,47) Tatahaivabdherastate Lingam Gokama Ravanatvaya | Graheetva sthapitam Poorvam Ravanopi Graham Yayow || 142, 43 || Drastavai Dhanadhyaksham Pushpakshatam Tu Kaikasee | Putran Dhikkarayamasa Yooyam Sandhya Mratopamaha ||46|| Te Matmvachanam Shrutva Yayu Gokamayuttamam ||45|| (Anandarama…

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SHRI KRISHNA

Usha the daughter of Banasura stole away Anurudha the Grand son of Shree Krishna. Not being able to know Anirudha’s where abouts, Krishna was very sad. Then Narada came to him and advised him to go to Gokama and pleased shiva by penance after taking bath in the Kotiteertha. He…

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VAiTARANI, UNMAJIANI, DURGADEVI

Vaitarani (river) the daughter of Yamadharmaraj was first averase to approaching her husband, being displeased with her indifferent attitude, he got angry & cursed her. as a result of this curse her waters became bloody. Vaitarani with grief egged pardon of her husband who being moved, asked her to go…

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Shri kshetra kukke subramanya temple

India is a holu place where there are follow-ers of different religions. Still there is unity amongthem. Our Culture is rich one. One can very wellunderstand the attitude of Indians through thesereligions. Even foreigners are also amazed to lookat this fantastic culture. Karnataka is 8th largest state in the nation….

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kukke Linga

The group of lingas is seen to the north of sanctuary. These are called kukkelingas. people used to keep them in the basket and worship. Hence this name is popular. At present, these lingas are in the back potion or the sanctuary and worshipped there only. Formerly this place was…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Ballalraya vigrah

This is a statue of king Ballal. Hoysal Ballal kings ruled in the elecenth century. Later Ikkeri dynast began to rule in this district. But in small districts Ballal kings ruled. Subrahmanya was once the capital of one such Ballal chieftain. There is an interesting story about the instal­lation of…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Hosaligamma

To the south of subrahmany temple this is seen. This is a mother goddess. Hosaligamnaa and  urusharaya are the two most important deities here. It is believed that this deity is bodygaurd of lord sri ubrahmanya. Kunkumarchane, mangalarathi, Hanukkah such offerings are done by the devotees. These are ancient temples….

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Darpan theertha

This flows from north to south before the  entrance of the temple. It is believed that the  river is called ‘Darpan teerha1 because of the fact that a “Darpana (mirror) come floating in it.

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Adi Subrahmanya

Adi subrahmanya situated on the northern side of the outer wall of the temple. Here we see a great ‘valmia’ (anthill) in the sanctuary, worship and offerings are regularly done here. NItya pooje Nandadeep and Naivedya are com-monly done here. Devoted will never miss to visit this temple. It is just 220 yards from the temple….

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kashikatte

Here we can see the temples of Anjaneya and Ganapathi. It is just half k.m. away from the temple A big Banyan tree is here and this is providing shelter to visitors. A warm wel­come is given here to sages and big personali­ties. This custom is followed since ancient times….

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Biladwara

It is very near to the main temple. This is a most sacted place. This is on the way to kumardhara. Vasuki hid here and prayed to Garuda. There are two ways to the cave, viz, one from the south and the other from north. The tunnel that goes to…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kumardhara River

Formerly this was called Maheenadi and then Dara. This a Speciality of its own. The water of this river was used for anointing kumaraswamy, then it is called kumaradhara. Once if a man who is affected by skin disease is taken bath here, soon that will wash away. It is having a…

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kulkunda

This is just two miles, away from the temple, cattle fair is very famous. We cannot see such a big fair anywhere in the district. This fair runs for a period of 15 days, i.e, from karthika should pournami to karthika bahula Amavasya. cattle from different places gather here, and they sell to malbar farmers.

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SHRI KSHETRA KUKKE SUBRAMANYA – Kumar parvatha

This mountain is in the western that, and it is above 4000 height. It is towards the east of the temple To reach the mountains. Peak, one has to cross 18k.m. distance. This is a worth seeing place, one will enjoy the real beauty. This is possible, who are having…

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History of the Tirumala Tirupati Region

TIRU MALA and Tirupati are places well known all over India. Si venkatesvara, presiding deity of Tirumala or Vengadam, is revered by lakhs of people all over the country who visit His famous temple throughtout the year, travelling long distances. The chief centres of pilgrimage in this region are Sri…

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history of the tirumala- tirupati region – Location

The Eastern Ghats run close to the coast up to the river Krishna ai id then take an inward bend. They then break off into three ranges, one running along the coast up to Ponneri, another running into the Kumool and Anantapur districts and the third or central range starting…

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