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Kannarpady Temple near Udupi – Jaya Durga Parameshwari Temple at Kannarpady in Karnataka

Kannarpady Temple, located near Udupi in Karnataka, is a rare temple because it is dedicated to the Jaya Durga form of Mother Goddess Shakti. This is one of the four important Goddess Durga temples in Udupi and it is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Jaya Durga Parameshwari Temple at Kannarpady is situated near the National Highway 66 and is around 5 km south west of Udupi.

Legend has it that a Sage Kanwa discovered the murti worshiped in the temple after Mother Goddess came in his dream and asked him to worship her.

It is also believed that once there was fight among the administrators of the temple and one group took away a Bali murti and installed it at Kannara Kuduru and another Bali murti was taken to Badanidiyoor.

The murti of Goddess Jaya Durga is two-armed and she is in a benign form. Her hands are in blessing posture. Her Vahana, lion, can be seen in front of the murti. The sacred pond in the temple premises is known as Kanva Pushkarani.

The shrine is believed to be more than 5000 years old. The temple architecture is quite similar to other coastal Karnataka Temples. The sanctum sanctorum is constructed using black granite. The flooring of the sanctum is constructed using 2 pieces of lithostone. It absorbs water. In the inner premises of the temple there is a Teertha Mandapa.

The important subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganesha, Subrahmanya, and Shasta.
The most important festival observed here is the 9-day Navratri festival. The third day after Akshya Tritiya is when the annual temple festival is annually observed.

Kannarpady Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

Morning Puja Time – 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Evening Darshan and Puja Time – 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Important pujas in a day are
Usha Pooja : 6 AM to 6:30 AM
Maha Pooja : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Night Pooja : 7 PM to 7:30 PM

Kannarpady Jaya Durga Parameshwari Temple Contact Address
Shree Jayadurgaparameshwari Temple,
Kannarpady, Kadekar Post,
Udupi - 576 103
Tel : 0820 252 4269
Email : jayadurgaparameshwari @ gmail . com