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Parashurama Kshetra In Karnataka – 7 Temples Founded By Parashuram

Maharshi Parshuram is believed to have founded 7 temples in Dakshina Karnataka and these temples are together known as Parashurama Kshetra. The seven temples or sacred places are:
  1. Kukke Subrahmanya (famous naga temple),
  2. Udupi (famous Sri Krishna temple),
  3. Kumbhashi (Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple)
  4. Koteshwara, (temple dedicated to Shiva)
  5. Shankaranarayana (temple dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu),
  6. Kolluru (Mookambika Temple)
  7. Gokarna (Shiva Temple)
These holy places are compared with seven holy places in Rama Kshetra, namely, Ayodhya, Mathura, Maya, Kashi, Kanchi, Avanthika and Puri.

The belief is that visiting these places will help in self realization.




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