The pilgrim reverentially steps into the shrine of Divine Mother. He stands in blissful serenity before the idol of Divine Mother,The pilgrim reverentially steps into the shrine of Divine Mother. He stands in blissful serenity before the idol of Divine Mother,Image
I ho entrance toihn central shrinewith the goldenHug staff and theninny-tiered oillamp(Photo:’• <; Pndmanabhan)ImageImageSri Paartheshwara Shrine (left) and Sri Panchamukha Ganapathi shrine. It is believed that Kola Maharshi did his penance at the place where Paartheshwara temple is located
ImageA hermit’s hut by Souparnika (Photo: Jurgen Berg)
i miniating abounding grace. The peace that passeth hi iilnstanding is an unforegettble experience.I lie Mother of the Universe is represented in this ancient i * i nplc as a young girl, Her face beaming with boundless grace, it 11ng in the mysticpadmaasana pose, four armed, holding the and the discus and expressing the varada and abhayamudm-s (signs).flic beautiful Moorthi (a spiritually vibrant icon) made of an illoy of five metals (panchaloha) was, accordingto tradition,111 .lulled by Sri Aadi Sankaraachaarya. Before Sankara’s arrival, i here was only the Jyothirlingam in the shrine.