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Sri Narasimha Saraswati Jayanti – Sri Narsingh Sarasvati Birth Anniversary

Sri Narasimha Saraswati is believed to be the second avatar of Sri Dattatreya. Sri Narsingh Saraswati Birth Anniversary is annually held on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwitiya. Sri Sri Narasimha Saraswati 2024 date is January 13. Sri Narasimha Saraswati is believed to have lived during the 14th century at Karanja in Maharashtra . He showed spiritual inclination as a young child. His childhood name was Narhari. He learned the Vedas and other scriptures. He followed the life of a Brahmachari. He left home at an early age and took Sanayasa at Kashi and changed his name to Sri Narasimha Saraswati. He settled in Gangapur in Karnataka after traveling to many places in India . Sri Narasimha Saraswati is believed to have performed numerous miracles and this is detailed in the Guru Charita. He is believed to have had several disciples and helped many devotees to travel in the path of self realization. Apart from Karanja, the places where he gave sermons center of pilgrimages and few o

Kalaseshwara Temple at Kalasa in Chikmagalur District in Karnataka

Kalaseshwara Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Kalasa in Chikmagalur District in Karnataka. The temple is also known as Agastya Kshetra as the temple is associated with Sage Agastya. The temple is located in Kalasa Village which is around 96 KM from Chikmagalur. It is believed that the temple existed before 10th century AD. Story of the Kalaseshwara Temple at Kalasa in Skanda Purana Importance of the temple is mentioned in the Thungabhadra Khand of Skanda Purana. It is believed that two saints named Mitra and Varuana were meditating on the banks of the Thungabhadra River . Indra , the king of the Devas, feared that he will be overthrown by the brothers as they were becoming spiritually more powerful. To create hindrance in the austerity of the brothers, Indra deputed Urvashi , the celestial woman. Urvashi was able to create passion in the mind of brothers. The semen that flowed from Mitra was collected by Devas in a Kalasha (pot). Rishi