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Kumbhashi Durga Temple At Kundapura In Karnataka

Kumbhashi Durga Temple at Kundapura in Karnataka is a Parashurama Kshetra, one among the seven temples founded by Parashuram. The shrine is also known as Goddess Adishakti Mahamaya Sri Chandika Durga Parameshwari Temple.

The murti of Mother Goddess worshipped here is Sri Chandika Durga parameshwari, seated on the lion's back, holding the trishul in the right hand, chakra in the left hand, with Abhaya and Varada Hastas.

The temple is a new shrine and was consecrated in 2018.

Kumbhashi Durga Temple Timings

Mording Darshan and puja
6 AM – 12:30 PM
Evening Darshan and puja
4:30 PM to 8 PM

Deities Worshipped In The Temple

  • Sri Kalika Parameshwari - Sri Chamundeshwari - Sri Durga - The three Shakti represents Kali - Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati (the main sanctum has the presence of three Shaktis).
  • Lord Maha Ganapathi
  • Lord Venkataramana, 
  • Sri Naga,
  • Sri Nagayakshi and 
  • Sri Swarna Yakshini.

History Of Kumbhashi Durga Temple

Sri Devaraya Manjunath Sheregar, well known industrialist, had built a house in Kundapura. In due course, he bought a land attached to it. But soon Goddess Shakti began to appear in his dream telling him that it is Her place and so he should build a temple for her on the newly purchase land.

Through the Ashtamangala Prashna, it was found that the ancestors of the family had been working as soldiers under the kings of the region. On auspicious occasions and during war time they used to pray to Sri Devi Kalika Mata, keeping down their weapons in front of the Goddess. Sri Kalika Parameshwari was the family Goddess of the Ramakshatriya community.

It was also found through the Prashna that the spirit of the Goddess whom their ancestors had worshipped has been protecting Sri Devaraya Seregar and his family throughout and therefore it is his duty to reserve a place for the Goddess when he purchases a place for the construction of the house at his native place. In the meantime , there was a very intimate relationship between the land that he purchased and Hoovinakere vadiraja Mutt. 

The Brahmin family which lived there earlier, used to worship the spirit of Sreedevi given to them by Sri Vadiraja. Besides Sri Devaraya is the staunch devotee of Kollur Sri Mookambika. The spirits of Sri Mahakali , Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswathi dwelt in his house in unison. After the departure of the Brahmin family, the spirit of the Goddess whom he worshipped also settled there.

Thus it was ordained that a place should be given for all the three powers : 
  1. First - Sri Kalika Parameshwari, Devaraya's family Goddess,
  2. Second - Sri Chamundeshwari who came along with him, and 
  3. Third - Sri Durga whom the Brahmin family worshipped.

Location – Architecture of Kumbhashi Durga Temple

  • This beautiful temple is located on the Udupi Kundapura highway and is a kilometer before famous Anegudde Vinayaka Temple.
  • The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is built in stone.
  • Outside of main sanctum is decorated by wooden carvings and is influenced by Kerala style temple architecture.
  • External gopura is decorated with gold plate coating.